2016 E5 – Starting a Draft-Horse Farm: Becoming a Farm Owner

e5_hayshakerPresenter: Chandler Briggs, Hayshaker Farm

This workshop will be a virtual farm tour of Hayshaker Farm in Walla Walla. We will briefly discuss Chandler Briggs’ history, from non-farmer to farm owner, and take an in-depth look at the process of starting a draft powered farm. We will cover a variety of topics including finances, sourcing equipment, challenges, mistakes, apprenticeship/farm crew model and what the future looks like at Hayshaker Farm. Lecture slides are available here.

Tags: Apprenticeships, Draft Horses, farm financing, land access, sourcing equipment

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