Abe Mach

Conscientious, regenerative farmer and stockman, with 30 years of experience seeks land to improve forage production in order to graze livestock.

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Acres of cropland or tillable land 40.0

Acres of pasture 40.0

Looking for the following:

Type of opportunity:

Sale (Standard), Sale (Owner Financed), Lease (1 to 5 Years), Lease (5+ Years), Lease with Option to Buy, Business Partnership, Employment with Transfer. More info: Hello, I am a lifelong farmer who values regenerative practices. I am relocating to the Raleigh, NC area to be married in 2020. My passion is grass-based beef and poultry production. I am experienced with utilizing cover crops for soil health improvement and providing high quality forage for animals to graze. I am looking for an opportunity to lease land in the Raleigh surrounding area. It can be a turnkey operation, or just land that needs infrastructure to be built.

Equipment & infrastructure:

Fencing, Well / Pond / Other water source, Livestock facilities. More info: I have extensive high tensile fence installing experience, and livestock water installation experience. Typical infrastructure to handle livestock would be convenient, however, I am capable of installing these items.

Current production on farm:

Cattle (Dairy/Beef), Hay or pasture, Poultry (Broiler/Layer). More info: My primary enterprise is grasped beef production. I also enjoy raising pastured poultry. To provide the best feed for my animals, and to improve soil health and production, I plant complex cover crop cocktail mixes.

Current farming practices:

Biodynamic, Ecological production but not certified. More info: I value a regenerative agricultural approach to my endeavors. I test the soil and take steps improve it both in nutrient availability, but also biological activity. I believe healthy soils make healthy plants, that feed healthy animals, that can in turn provide healthy food for people.

Qualifications and goals:

Previous farming experience:

Employee, Manager

Number of years experience:


Other qualifications:

Higher education in agriculture or related field. More info: I have lived and worked on a farm my entire life. I have managed and operated our family farm since 2003. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls with a B.S. Animal Science - Meat Animal, with an emphasis in beef production. I also have 8 years experience as a local butcher; slaughtering and processing cattle, hogs, and sheep. I have butchered my own chickens. I have collaborated with the University of Minnesota Ag Extension and SARE in cover crop trials.

Production goals:

Cattle (Dairy/Beef), Field crops, Hay or pasture, Hogs, Poultry (Broiler/Layer). More info: My goal is to provide residents of the Raleigh area with locally produced, high quality, natural, grass based meats and poultry products while improving the health and production of the soils being farmed.

Personal experience and production goals summary:

My life has been spent working the land by tending livestock.  I believe in leaving something better than when I first encountered it.  I am looking for a new begining in agriculture as I begin my new life with my wife in the Raleigh area.  My past experiences make me an ideal candidate to improve and wisely utilize agricultural land for the conscientious land owner.