Stacy Martin

Rare, Heritage breed livestock producer

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Location: West, Wilkes, Yancey, North Central, Alamance, Chatham, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Granville, Guilford, Orange, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Yadkin, South Central, Alexander, Cabarrus, Catawba, Iredell, Mecklenburg

Total acres 10.0

Acres of pasture 10.0

Looking for the following:

Type of opportunity:

Lease (5+ Years), Lease with Option to Buy, Business Partnership, Employment, Employment with Transfer. More info: Looking for Farm with house to lease. 10-50 acres of pasture. Can use some woods. I am a full time farmer of 15 years (28 rausing livestock)and am looking for a long term lease. I would really like some where permanent to stay and eventually purchase. The farm that I am leasing is going up for sale in April 2017 and is a very expensive property, out of my reach to purchase.

Equipment & infrastructure:

Barn, Fencing, Well / Pond / Other water source, Livestock facilities, Farmer housing. More info: I need to be able to live on the farm and I have house trained dogs that live inside. I can live in a small space, nothing fancy. I need barns/ run in sheds for sheep, goats, horses, pigs. Buildings for brooding poultry, and hay/ feed/ equipment storage. Some fencing. Water.

Current production on farm:

Hay or pasture, Hogs, Poultry (Broiler/Layer), Sheep/Goat (Dairy/Meat). More info: being put up for sale April 2017. I am a farmer of 20+ years with the last 15 years being full time. I raise rare, Heritage livestock, sell meat and teach workshops. I farm as close to Organic as I can. I sell from the farm, to stores and to restaurants. I produce pork from grazing pigs, lamb, goat milk, chicken, turkey, eggs and goose. I hold workshops at the farm in the fall and winter and do farm consulting.

Current farming practices:

Biodynamic, Ecological production but not certified. More info: I do not use chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides on the farm. I utilize pasture rotation and multispecies grazing. I raise pigs that graze instead of root.

Qualifications and goals:

Previous farming experience:

Manager

Number of years experience:

28

Other qualifications:

Farm business training. More info: I have trained show horses and have been a veterinary practice manager. I am also an artist and paint animals in watercolor.

Production goals:

Hay or pasture, Hogs, Poultry (Broiler/Layer), Sheep/Goat (Dairy/Meat).