I'm a single 24 yo male, healthy and full of energy. Looking for a farm opportunity somewhere in Missouri, preferably south of I-44 but I'm open so long as it's in Missouri.
WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR: FARMERS OPEN TO POSSIBILITIES
I am currently looking for a permaculture farm in Missouri, perhaps one in transition or one looking to make the transition. One looking to develop a mutually beneficial relationship.
I'm open to a few different scenarios.
Scenario 1: You have empty land in need of a permaculture food forest because you care about the world but don't have the time or energy to do it. So you allow me to work the land, building swales, planting trees, composting, building out buildings with your approval of course because it is your land after all. Perhaps we get along really well and you'd be willing to lease or sell some land to me after showing you my commitment. I would produce some growies for the market and explore other options for basic income to keep the farm growing and my bills paid.
You're in need of a farm manager or an assistant farm manager, one where you pay me a weekly paycheck but still allow a little room for side projects like compost toilets, hugelkulter beds, etc.
You just need some labor and a truck and are willing to pay for it.
Next spring? Give us some time to develop a plan and get to know each other a little bit. It will allow me some time to stash up on funds in the meantime as well.
ABOUT ME: INTELLIGENT & EAGER TO LEARN PERMACULTURE FARMING & DESIGN
I studied Civil and Architectural Engineering at the Missouri Univ. of Science and Technology. Mouth Full I know. I was on my way to becoming a Project Manager at a construction company and after some first hand experience I decided that life was no longer for me -- building mega buildings for the sake of making money does not appeal to me. I have a dream of owning my own permaculture farm while living in an eco-friendly home, be it Earthship or a tiki, I just want to live small but fully immersed in the land around me. Simple. Small. But oh so complex and beautiful. A life capable of feeding my community.
I've spent 3 months on a permaculture farm in the desert in Arizona this past winter and that alone taught me so much, first being that I know nothing and have so much more to learn! But I'm okay with that, I enjoy learning new things everyday. I'm a self-motivated, hard working individual willing to put in the hard work to gain your respect and trust. I absolutely love animals and I can figure them out pretty quickly but unfortunately I don't have any experience with farm animals but I hope to change that.
Personality wise, I'm an introvert with extrovert capabilities.
If you are interested please message me. I would be willing to answer any of your questions or concerns. Let's get to know each other so we can make sure it's a good fit. I would love both parties to mutually benefit from each other.
You might want to try contacting Rockin H Ranch, run by Cody Holmes. They have done some pretty impressive things already building soil with their holistic livestock management, and they also do produce and when I visited there last year were incorporating more and more permaculture into their system. I hear they may be looking for people to come on arrangements similar to what you're proposing, so they could be worth talking to.