Frank Smith

Sustainable and diversified farming operation an old fashioned farm using the best of both old and new.

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Location: West, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey, North Central, Caswell, Rockingham

Total acres 520.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land 50.0

Acres of pasture 300.0

Looking for the following:

Type of opportunity:

Sale (Standard), Lease with Option to Buy, Employment with Transfer.

Equipment & infrastructure:

Barn, Fencing, Livestock facilities, Farmer housing, Farm equipment, Processing facilities. More info: Milking parlor or building to make into a swing style milking parlor

Qualifications and goals:

Production goals:

Cattle (Dairy/Beef), Field crops, Hay or pasture, Herbs, Orchard, Poultry (Broiler/Layer), Sheep/Goat (Dairy/Meat), Woodlot or forest products. More info: A diversified mix of pasture based animal agriculture with an organic dairy operation being the core and the other operations being complimentary in the multi species rotational grazing to fully utilize the pasture resources and aid in overall pasture health and vitality.

Personal experience and production goals summary:

I am a certified farm seeker in the state of VA have taken an extensive self paced course on farm business planning along with much independent and hands on study. Millwright is my current occupation but I have done it all from a crew chief in the army to truck driving and diesel mechanic for case new Holland and helped on the family grain and sheep farm in my youth. I am a hard working religious father of 4 beautiful children and a husband to a loving supportive wife. I am also a veteran and I was proud to serve my country and would do it again if needed.