Farmer Profile

Andrew Kaigg

Andrew Kaigg

 Melbourne VIC, Australia
 1
 Victoria
West NSW, South East NSW, North West WA, Canberra, Riverina, Melbourne, North East Vic, South East Vic, North West Vic, South West Vic
 Chef and Marketing
 Photograph, hospitality, events, warehousing.
 0-1 Years

Farming Preferences:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

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

Farming Skills:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

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

Farming Methods:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

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

Farm Opportunities Sought:

  • Equity
  • Lease
  • Share Farm
  • Vendor Finance

What have you been doing to get farm ready?

researching, joining farming groups, reading, community gardening with local organic small plot gardeners

Why are you passionate about farming?

We both have spent most of our lives in hospitality always wanted to have our own farm to live off and to sell from to markets and wholesale. To know and be able to inform our customers were and how our fruit, veg and meat are produced.

Best days of being a farmer:

My dream farm would be views of rolling green hills with some nature bush, be organic and environmentally sustainable. To get up each morning and feed all the animals, move the free range chicken houses, land clearing and revegetation, tend to our organic kitchen garden and getting new beds ready to be seeding, look after our small scale hydroponics system and mushroom room, slaughter and butcher any animals that are ready for market and for our own use small goods, deal with any issues on the farm, running cooking, cheese, small goods, sourdough bread and farming classes, facebook and marketing in the evening to create more awareness of what we are doing including farm stays and WWOOFing hosts and most importantly to us is building a community that can help us build the farm into something huge and to be able to learn from each others experiences.