Jeff Casel

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

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

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.

Farmland Tenure

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.

Additional Information

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

Maybe

Experience & education:

Farm management, Farm employee, Farm internship/apprenticeship

Experience description:

Full time farming experience as an employee and manager.