Farmer Profile

Chris Searle

Chris Searle

 Tamworth NSW 2340, Australia
 New South Wales
North East NSW, Northern NSW, West NSW, Tasmania
 Electrician working in irrigation (centre pivot, solar bore, etc).
 Electrician, organic food CSA assistant, trade assistant.
 0-1 Years

Farming Preferences:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Market garden 4
  • Specialty Crops 4
  • Sheep 3
  • Beef 3
  • Other livestock 3
  • Chickens 3
  • Broad Acre Cropping 3
  • Goats 3
  • Dairy 2
  • Viticulture 2
  • Other Farming Preferences: None

Farming Skills:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Marketing 3
  • Sales 3
  • Book Keeping 3
  • Machinery Operation 3
  • Business Management 2
  • Planning 2
  • Fencing 2
  • Accounting 2
  • Cropping 2
  • Livestock Mustering 1
  • Human Resources 1
  • Agronomy 1
  • Orcharding 1
  • Animal Husbandry 1
  • Other Farming Skills: None

Farming Methods:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Organic 4
  • Biodynamic 4
  • Regenerative 4
  • Grass fed 4
  • Permaculture 4
  • Urban 2
  • Conventional 2
  • Other Farming Methods: None

Farm Opportunities Sought:

  • Equity
  • Lease
  • Share Farm
  • Vendor Finance

What have you been doing to get farm ready?

I'm trying to learn where we're going right and where we're going wrong with conventional farming methods. I frequent farmers' markets but I'm yet to meet a suitable someone to give me the opportunity I need.

Why are you passionate about farming?

Farming is the foundation of human society and the foundation for health of all people. We need to grow to work with nature, rather than against it. I want to provide healthy crops and animals to people who can see the benefits of grass-fed cows and compost-fed crops.

Best days of being a farmer:

My dream farm is in temperate Australia, relatively close to a large hospital (partner is a doctor). My dream would be to grow market vegetables alongside meat and other produce. I have the firm belief that we farm the soil and the rest of the positives stem from there.