Adam Strasbaugh

Looking for an acre or two to farm in an above organic sustainable manner. Desiring to grow vegetables, chickens, cows, all free range and completely natural.

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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

Total acres 80.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land 5.0

Acres of pasture 80.0

Acres of unfenced pasture 80.0

Looking for the following:

Type of opportunity:

Sale (Owner Financed), Lease (1 to 5 Years), Lease (5+ Years), Lease with Option to Buy, Incubator / Mentored Lease, Business Partnership, Employment, Employment with Transfer. More info: I am a military veteran who is attempting to transition from military life to farming. I moved to Boone with my family in 2015 to pursue a sustainable agriculture degree from Appalachian State. I'm scheduled to graduate in May 2019. I have been working part time at farms in the area and can provide references. I have experience with many different farming methods, passive solar greenhouses, silvoculture, raised beds, traditional, rotational grazing. What I am looking for is a place with housing on site or is close to the house we are renting in Boone. I don't need a lot of land to start out and I can develop a farming plan even if the land is not perfect. Just need a few acres.

Equipment & infrastructure:

More info: Land use will determine infrastructure but I can create the required infrastructure with a little bit of time.

Current production on farm:

Aquaculture, Cattle (Dairy/Beef), Christmas trees, Fallow, Field crops, Flowers, Hay or pasture, Herbs, Hogs, Orchard, Poultry (Broiler/Layer), Sheep/Goat (Dairy/Meat), Vegetable production, Vineyard, Woodlot or forest products. More info: Current production does not matter. I will tailor my farming practices to be ecologically sound and profitable per given location.

Current farming practices:

Biodynamic, Conventional, Certified organic, Transitioning to organic, Ecological production but not certified, None, the property is not being farmed. More info: Current practices does not matter. My practices will be ecologically sound but I will not seek any kind of certification.

Qualifications and goals:

Previous farming experience:

Volunteer, Employee

Number of years experience:

3

Other qualifications:

Farm business training, Higher education in agriculture or related field. More info: Experienced small scale gardening Experienced with chickens, cows, swine Experienced with CSAs Experienced with intensive farming and row crops Experienced with year round production Experienced with value-added products

Production goals:

Aquaculture, Cattle (Dairy/Beef), Field crops, Flowers, Hay or pasture, Herbs, Hogs, Orchard, Poultry (Broiler/Layer), Sheep/Goat (Dairy/Meat), Vegetable production, Vineyard, Woodlot or forest products.