Seeking either acreage lease, purchase, or other arrangement in Whatcom or Skagit county. 3 to 20 Acres.

Description:

I've worked in organic/sustainable agriculture since 2009, both internationally and within Washington State. I'm looking for initial land for lease or sale to begin farming, and to eventually create my own diversified farm focused on small-scale production and eventual market sales.

Who I am and What I'm looking for:

Farming Experience:

U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer (2009-2012) - Organic Agriculture/Permaculture focus - Community Extension Work Washington State University/Eggert Family Organic Farm (2013-2015) - Farm Worker Washington State University/Graduate School (2015-2017) - Field Research focused on certified organic quinoa agronomy Washington State University/Research Technician (2018-Present) - Mount Vernon NWREC - Management of Sustainable Seed Systems Lab quinoa variety trials - Trials focused on certified organic practices

Crops preferred to work with:

Other

Short term plans for the land / farm business:

Based on my background in certified organic and grain production, I plan to begin with small-scale seed production, and then expand into other aspects of a diversified production system (a little bit of a variety of farming). My farm would focus on small-scale seed contracts with seed organizations located within the Pacific Northwest, and eventually market sales.

Housing needs:

No