Farming Status and Plans
Farming status:Full time
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
I am interning full-time on a farm consisting of cattle, pigs, poultry, laying hens, and sheep. This farm also grows vegetables and has a CSA. I am interested in hollistic high density planned grazing with grassfed genetic cattle and sheep including pastured poultry. My goal is to start out with custom grazing of Stocker cattle and eventually build my own herd. I believe in being a grass farming first improving the farms stocking density and stocking rates through proper grazing mnagement of livestock.
Description of marketing method:
Direct to consumer including a CSA, online marketing, farmers markets, local restaurants
Does this farmer have a business plan?In progress
Preferred location:Albany, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Ulster, Westchester
Desired acreage:51-100, >100
Infrastructure required:Onsite housing, Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Water access, Fencing, Electrical Access
Description of buildings required:
Barn, or storage building.
Description of water access required:
would like access to any form of an irrigation system..well water, ponds, creeks etc
Description of fencing required:
perimeter fencing along property lines.
Crops and Livestock
Primary crops:Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Ornamentals, Hay, Other Crops
Primary Livestock:Cattle - Beef, Goats/Sheep, Pigs, Poultry
Description of livestock/crops:
grassfed cattle, sheep, pastured poultry and pasture pigs
Tenure options desired:For Lease, Partnership
Description of tenure options desired:
Looking for a long term lease preferrably, willing to negotiate other offers
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Yes
Experience & education:Farm internship/apprenticeship
I am currently rotationally grazing cattle, pigs, poultry, and sheep as well as processing pastured poultry. I also collect, clean, and package eggs on a daily basis. I have the benefit of learning how to maintain good soil health and grass production to produce high level protein for consumption. My former career consists of a construction background which I find useful in this business.