Ashley Bridge

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Full time

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Currently raising grass fed sheep for wool, meat, sheepskin, and a land management tool.  

Description of marketing method:

Marketing directly to the end user though online outreach, and at small pop up markets.  

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

Columbia, Dutchess, Rensselaer, Washington

Desired acreage:

51-100

Infrastructure required:

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

Description of buildings required:

Barns of any kind

Description of water access required:

Streams, Creeks, Wells

Description of fencing required:

5 Strand High Tencile 

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Ornamentals, Hay

Primary Livestock:

Goats/Sheep

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

Farm Management, For Lease, For Sale

Additional Information

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

Yes

Experience & education:

Formal agricultural education, Farm management, Farm employee