I am an ambitious young professional who is looking to manage and work on a small farm as full time or part time position. I have previously worked on and managed small scale vegetable farms that use sustainable practices. I have hours of experience in every aspect of small farm business from production planning, seeding, transplanting, irrigation, fertilizing, pest & weed management, harvesting, processing, marketing, selling produce and more. My dream is to live on the farm that I am managing. My goal would be to start or continue a farm as a strict vegetable production farm, possibly with some annual fruits crops or any existing perennial fruit crops. Depending on the area and any existing relationships with markets or wholesalers, I would find the most efficient and cost-effective way to sell the first seasons' crops. I would consider introducing select livestock to the farm and/or transitioning to a CSA approach to selling the farm's produce.
Considering the offer and/or position, I would likely need to keep an additional full time or part time job in a nearby school or laboratory. However, I know that with my drive and motivation, I could successfully manage a small vegetable farm where I live on top of another job that provides me a steady income.