Spring Grove, Minnesota
Most simply, because farming is a means of developing a deep relationship with land and place.
What are you farming right now?
At present, I tend to a herd of Kiko and Spanish goats raised for meat. Throughout the growing season, the herd forages in woods that became overgrown with undesired brush species, taking part in revitalizing a native woodland ecosystem.
What’s your vision for your farm?
I envision Listenmore Farm as being part of a regional collective of farms, butchers, mills, bakers, craftspeople and other land-based enterprises that uphold ecological values and can make truly wholesome, regenerative foods accessible to far more people than they are currently accessible to.
Why do you want to participate in this program?
I want to develop my financial and business planning skills to better understand my farm’s needs, as well as to be able to think more clearly through the financial needs of a regional collective of land-based businesses.