Farming Status and Plans
Farming status:Full time
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
Working full time on a dairy farm. Wife and I would like to eventually find the right farm to buy to start our own small dairy/livestock operation.
Description of marketing method:
CSA memberships/ on farm sales/ retail farmers markets. Open to possibilities.
Does this farmer have a business plan?Yes
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
Description of buildings required:
Looking for property with house or even multiple houses/living quarters for other family members or employees. Open to any barns or outbuildings that might be on the property
Description of farm equipment required:
Would consider any equipment that might be part of a sale. Dairy, Livestock etc.
Description of water access required:
Looking for property that has home(s) with water/electricity.
Crops and Livestock
Primary crops:Vegetables, Hay
Primary Livestock:Cattle - Beef, Cattle - Dairy, Pigs
Description of livestock/crops:
Looking to start primarily a small dairy and also raising beef/veal/pigs and small veg gardens.
Tenure options desired:For Lease, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement
Description of tenure options desired:
Looking to buy farm, or eventual lease to own, or owner financed sale.
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Maybe
Experience & education:Farm management, Farm employee, Farm internship/apprenticeship
Full time farming experience as an employee and manager.