Frank Smith

Seeking large acreage for livestock handling and feed production land for sustainable and diversified organic dairy using the best of both old and new.

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  • 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), Sale (Owner Financed), Lease (1 to 5 Years), Lease (5+ Years), Lease with Option to Buy, Internship / Mentorship, Incubator / Mentored Lease, Business Partnership, Employment with Transfer.

Equipment & infrastructure:

Barn, Fencing, Livestock facilities, Farmer housing, Farm equipment, Processing facilities. More info: Livestock handling and feed production land.

Qualifications and goals:

Previous farming experience:

Volunteer, Employee

Number of years experience:


Other qualifications:

Incubator program, Farm business training, Higher education in agriculture or related field. More info: US Madison Beginning Farmer short course certificate. Certified Farm Seeker in Virginia. Farmer Veteran Member

Production goals:

Cattle (Dairy/Beef), Fallow, Field crops, Hay or pasture, Herbs, Hogs, Orchard, Poultry (Broiler/Layer), Sheep/Goat (Dairy/Meat), Vegetable production, 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.