Farming Status and Plans
Farming status:Not currently farming
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
interesetd in starting a small farm - one to two dairy cows, chicken/eggs, and grow some vegetables. Just to start small, and take it from there for few years. Most of the stuff we grow/produce will be for family/friends consumption. Have large family and big network of friends.
Description of marketing method:
everything we would produce is for family / friend consumption for now.
Preferred location:Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Westchester
Desired acreage:1-5, 6-10, 11-20
Infrastructure required:Onsite housing, Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Water access
Description of buildings required:
on site housing is desirable, if not, would like to build small two bed room structure as we will be spending time there.
Description of water access required:
if streams are nearby is excellent, if not, well water should do it. We would have few dairy cows, and water is a must.
Crops and Livestock
Primary crops:Vegetables, Fruits
Primary Livestock:Cattle - Dairy, Goats/Sheep, Poultry
Description of livestock/crops:
few dairy cows, some goats/sheeps, chicken, eggs.
Tenure options desired:For Lease, Partnership, For Sale
Description of tenure options desired:
possibly for few years lease to learn, with an option to buy the land / place if it's a sucessful venture.
Experience & education:Formal agricultural education, Farm internship/apprenticeship
Have some experience in farm managment. Wife and I grow up on farms (oversees not in the US) - used to own land, however, we always had people working on our land. So, never had direct experience.