Farming Status and Plans
Farming status:Part time
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
My wife and I have an active maple syrup and home decor business and currently lease wood land for tapping trees. We are interesting in leasing or purchasing woodland that is dense in maple trees, preferably in the southern NY area, most preferably within 15-20 miles of our current location between Middletown and Port Jervis NY
Description of marketing method:
We market locally and online and are looking to expand our distribution in both areas. We have strong brand marketing backgrounds and are looking to leverage that to create a strong branded maple business.
Does this farmer have a business plan?In progress
Preferred location:Orange, Sullivan, Ulster
Desired acreage:6-10, 11-20, 21-50, 51-100, >100
Crops and Livestock
Primary crops:Other Crops
Description of livestock/crops:
We are looking for forested land dense in maple trees.
Tenure options desired:For Lease, For Sale
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Maybe
Experience & education:Formal agricultural education, Farm employee
I grew up on a dairy and maple farm in New Hampshire, and have an undergraduate degree in agribusiness and animal science, and a Ph.D. in animal science. I have worked in business management and helped build and run a $200MM business before leaving that to begin our maple business. My wife has a strong corporate marketing background but also has built a very successful website and blog witih 400,000 page views per month. We are always looking to learn from others and in turn, hope and believe our backgrounds can help us be successful with our business.