Farmer Profile

Sal Shad

Sal Shad

 Connewarre VIC 3227, Australia
 Victoria
Southern SA, North West WA, Riverina, Melbourne, North East Vic, South East Vic, North West Vic, Adelaide
 Bank Manager
 Banking related
 0-1 Years

Farming Preferences:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Market garden 4
  • Mixed Farming 4
  • Specialty Crops 3
  • Goats 2
  • Chickens 2
  • Aquaculture 2
  • Horse Breeding 1
  • Sugar Cane 1
  • Other livestock 1
  • Pig Farming 1
  • Cotton 1
  • Sheep 1
  • Beef 1
  • Viticulture 1
  • Dairy 1
  • Orchard 1
  • Rice 1
  • Broad Acre Cropping 1
  • Other Farming Preferences: Regenerative, permaculture

Farming Skills:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

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

Farm Opportunities Sought:

  • Equity
  • Lease
  • Share Farm
  • Vendor Finance

What have you been doing to get farm ready?

My partner is in her final Years of her masters in Food systems and has worked in the food consumables and sales industry and we have been making micro professions with our own herbs and vegetable crops

Why are you passionate about farming?

There isn’t enough connection in today’s world to the land that provides us with all that we need to live. We have had a desire to not only reconnect but to get our hands dirty and live the farm life

Best days of being a farmer:

Dream farm has a mix between native bush lands, coastal proximity and not too far from markets and amenities. We would ideally love to be farming a mix of produce sustainably; native herbs, plants and fruits, cheese (goat or cow), raising chickens for eggs to be sold at market or to stores/restaurants. We would live to focus on regenerating land and working within a permaculture framework