Alan Henning

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Not currently farming

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Would like to lease dairy farm to supply 100% grass-fed organic milk to Maple Hill Creamery.

Description of marketing method:

100% grass fed organic milk to Maple Hill Creamery

Does this farmer have a business plan?

Yes

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Sullivan, Ulster, Washington, Westchester

Desired acreage:

>100

Infrastructure required:

Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Water access, Fencing, Electrical Access

Description of buildings required:

milking facility

Description of water access required:

good well for livestock water and grazing irrigation

Description of fencing required:

Boundary fences

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Hay

Primary Livestock:

Cattle - Dairy

Description of livestock/crops:

organic dairy cows and grass

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

Farm Management, For Lease, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options desired:

Farm manager with own herd, lease farm or 50-50 sharemilk

Additional Information

Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?

Yes

Experience & education:

Formal agricultural education, Farm owner, Farm management, Farm employee, Farm internship/apprenticeship

Experience description:

Managed, owned and developed dairy farms in New Zealand and the United States.