Arnault Mestres

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Not currently farming

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Our goal is to produce grass fed organic meat and milk.

 

Description of marketing method:

Cooperative

Retail

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

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

Desired acreage:

51-100, >100

Infrastructure required:

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

Description of buildings required:

Barn

House

Description of farm equipment required:

Equipment to move round bales.

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Hay

Primary Livestock:

Cattle - Beef, Cattle - Dairy, Goats/Sheep

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options desired:

lease to own, purchase within 2 years with VA Home Loan

Additional Information

Experience & education:

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

Experience description:

Dairy Goat manager in France for 2 years in 1986-1988

Part-time dairy cow herdsman in France 1991-1992

Full-time herdsman (milker) in Alabama, USA for 1 year in 1993

Full-time herdsman (milking/feeding) in Wisconsin, USA for 6 months in 95/96

Full-time beekeeper in France from 08/2012 to 06/2016

Graduated with a French vocational agricultural degree in dairy management in 1983

3 semesters of college in Animal and dairy science from 09/1991 to 04/1993 evaluated by the University of Wisconsin in 1998 as 50 college level credits.

2 years of general sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc ( 60 credits ) from 09/1996 to 06/1998