Farmer Profile

Mark Payne

Mark Payne

 Tweed Heads NSW, Australia
 New South Wales
South East Queensland, North East NSW
 Music tutor
 Manager
 0-1 Years

Farming Preferences:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Market garden 4
  • Goats 4
  • Chickens 4
  • Mixed Farming 4
  • Specialty Crops 3
  • Orchard 3
  • Rice 3
  • Viticulture 2
  • Horse Breeding 1
  • Sugar Cane 1
  • Other livestock 1
  • Pig Farming 1
  • Cotton 1
  • Sheep 1
  • Beef 1
  • Dairy 1
  • Aquaculture 1
  • Broad Acre Cropping 1
  • Other Farming Preferences: None

Farming Skills:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Human Resources 4
  • Business Management 3
  • Planning 3
  • Marketing 2
  • Orcharding 2
  • Book Keeping 2
  • Accounting 2
  • Cropping 2
  • Livestock Mustering 1
  • Sales 1
  • Agronomy 1
  • Fencing 1
  • Animal Husbandry 1
  • Machinery Operation 1
  • Other Farming Skills: None

Farming Methods:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Urban 4
  • Organic 4
  • Biodynamic 4
  • Permaculture 4
  • Conventional 1
  • Regenerative 1
  • Grass fed 1
  • Other Farming Methods: None

Farm Opportunities Sought:

  • Lease
  • Share Farm
  • Vendor Finance

What have you been doing to get farm ready?

Lots of experimenting on home plots and other peoples land

Why are you passionate about farming?

Because it connects us to where our food comes from

Best days of being a farmer:

My dream farm is a mixed permaculture farm that combines all the elements of a great diversity of animals, food growing and forestry. On our best days we work hard sowing and harvesting feeding and cleaning then enjoy the natural surroundings at the days end with my family