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I am passing this along for a friend from my PDC. Could be the opportunity someone is looking for.

Farmer Search
>
> Kolb Homestead is seeking an experienced farmer / farm family / couple to
> live on and run a 58 acre farm near Princeton , Indiana. Objective is to
> implement a sustainable small scale integrated livestock, poultry, and
> vegetable operation. Possibilities for agri-tourism and B&B.
> Housing is included in the compensation package. Construction experience
> helpful.
>
> Salary to be negotiated - to include small base salary and housing. Crop
> share contract to be negotiated.
>
> For detail see: www.kolbhomestead.com and Kolb Homestead on Facebook. Send
> resume to farming@ kolbhomestead.com.
>
>
> Dear Interested Farmers:
>
> We are losing our farmer this fall at Kolb Homestead and need to replace
> him. We would ideally like to find a motivated couple or family that is
> interested in sustainable farming. We also wanted to share our vision for
> the farm and see what ideas you might have for helping us.
>
> Kolb Homestead is a start-up sustainable farm in Southern Indiana near
> Princeton. We are a family owned farm of 58 acres owned by the Orr family on
> ancestral land passed down by my grandfather, J
> Wilbur Kolb. We are trying to create a model of sustainable farming using
> both modern and heritage techniques of composting and integrating animals
> and vegetables. We seek to be pioneers in sustainable energy as well. We
> would like to seek ways to harness the wind, solar or renewable biomass
> energy around us. Eventually, our goal is to restore the historic farmhouse
> (Listed on the National Register) into a Hoosier Bed & Breakfast using farm
> raised and foraged game and produce.
>
> We are raising heritage chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese, as well as
> pastured pork (Large Black). We also raise sustainable vegetables. We have
> been selling from a roadside stand on Sundays.
>
> The Orr family has been involved in the food industry for many years. My
> mother, Mary Lu Orr, was a Home Economics Major at IU and grew up gardening
> and farming in Princeton. My brother, Daniel Orr is a Chef / Author and
> owner of FARMbloomington, a farm to market
> restaurant in Bloomington, Indiana. (see www.farm-bloomington.com) I work
> for energy investment banking firm, Simmons & Company International in
> Houston and serve on the board of Urban Harvest in Houston, which supports
> local agriculture.
>
> We have already restored the three massive barns and several "out
> buildings". We sit on a bluff above the Patoka River and have ideal views of
> the farms and beautiful rural landscape.
>
> We have a wonderful small farm. Now we need to find a motivated, experienced
> farm family to live in the farmhouse and run the operation.
>
> We would welcome your input and ideas on potential candidates. Please feel
> free to forward to others. For more information, I direct you to the Kolb
> Homestead website (www.kolbhomestead.com) or better yet our FACEBOOK page -
> Kolb Homestead.
>
> I am happy to discuss in detail if you think this might be interesting or
> better yet, pay us a visit. I think you'd like to see what we're doing. We
> are 5 miles north of Princeton on St Rd 65 - Big Red Barns you can't miss.
> We are 20 miles north of Evansville, Indiana.
>
> David Orr
> Partner
> Kolb Homestead
> 713-256-4895
> davidporr@yahoo.com
 
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