Building a Small Farm Cooperative
Hello, I am interested in starting a small farm. There are currently 7 people that I have partnered with and we are all interested in living and working on the farm. If you have any insight or suggestions on where to start and how to plan this undertaking they would be most appreciated. We are hoping to be able to start looking for a property to purchase in about 12-15 months. Thank you for your time,
Here are a few resources to get you started:
- A Brief Introduction to Agricultural Cooperatives (https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/em8665)
- Small Farm Funding Resources (http://www.nal.usda.gov/ric/ricpubs/small_farm_funding.htm)
- What can I do with my small farm? (https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/ec1529)
The Oregon State University Small Farms program (https://extension.oregonstate.edu/smallfarms) has other resources available that may be of interest as well.
Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions. Good luck in your search for property!