Farmer Profile

James McKenna

James McKenna

 Katherine NT 0850, Australia
 1
 Northern Territory
North Queensland, Northern Territory
 Farm/nursery hand
 Dairy farm hand
 6-10 Years

Farming Preferences:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Specialty Crops 4
  • Beef 3
  • Dairy 3
  • Sheep 2
  • Market garden 2
  • Other livestock 2
  • Chickens 2
  • Broad Acre Cropping 2
  • Goats 2
  • Viticulture 2
  • Other Farming Preferences: Tree Crops

Farming Skills:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

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

Farming Methods:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Conventional 4
  • Organic 3
  • Grass fed 3
  • Permaculture 2
  • Urban 1
  • Biodynamic 1
  • Regenerative 1
  • Other Farming Methods: None

Farm Opportunities Sought:

  • Equity
  • Lease
  • Share Farm
  • Vendor Finance

What have you been doing to get farm ready?

Cert 3 in agriculture Working on cert 3 in horticulture. Worked on farms since 15. Have raised my own cattle from poddy calves. Paying off a house as an investment to build up to farming.

Why are you passionate about farming?

Because of the lifestyle. I love working outdoors. Love big open spaces. Great place to raise kids. Always wanted to grow up on a farm.

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