Drew Lorenzini

From Telecom to Farming

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Location:

  • North Central
    • Granville
    • Stokes
  • Northeast
    • Franklin
    • Wake
  • Southeast
    • Johnston
    • Onslow

Total acres 5.0

Looking for the following:

Type of opportunity:

Lease with Option to Buy, Internship / Mentorship, Employment, Employment with Transfer. More info: We are looking for someone who would like to mentor a new farmer. We are currently attending NC Farm School thru NC State Extension. We would like to get started working for someone to show us the ropes. I have worked on a farm in the distant past and would like to figure out the best way to get started.

Equipment & infrastructure:

Well / Pond / Other water source, Greenhouse, Farmer housing, Farm equipment. More info: We currently have no equipment or infrastructure.

Current production on farm:

Aquaculture, Herbs, Orchard, Vegetable production, Woodlot or forest products.

Current farming practices:

Biodynamic, Certified organic, Transitioning to organic, Ecological production but not certified.

Qualifications and goals:

Previous farming experience:

Volunteer

Number of years experience:

1

Other qualifications:

Incubator program, Farm business training. More info: I come for a Telecom back ground as a tech and project manager. My wife has managed small offices in the medical arena and now owns Carolina Hemp Traders. I am handy with mechanical and carpentry and skills. Becca is very good at research and I enjoy mundane tasks.

Production goals:

Flowers, Hemp, Herbs, Honey bees, Orchard, Vegetable production, Woodlot or forest products.

Personal experience and production goals summary:

I have worked on a dairy farm in the very distant past.  My wife has had a few vegetable gardens in the past.  We want to work on a farm in order to get closer to our food sources and provide a sustainable living for us and our children.