Farming Status and Plans
Farming status:Full time
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
We are currently leasing a farm in Montgomery county and are in search of a larger farm. We would like to continue to grow our certified organic grass fed jersey herd. Our ideal property would have a house (in good living condition), dairy barn, 50+ acres and some equipment.
Our goal is to be an organic grass based diversified farm primarily dairy with an additional focus on retail sales and processing and bottling a percentage of the milk produced on a farm.
Description of marketing method:
As we continue to grow, we'd like to begin to look into farmers markets, have a road side stand/market. We will rely on social media for most of our marketing.
Does this farmer have a business plan?Yes
Preferred location:Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Washington
Desired acreage:51-100, >100
Infrastructure required:Onsite housing, Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Farm equipment, Water access, Fencing, Electrical Access
Description of buildings required:
House, Barn, milk house
Crops and Livestock
Primary crops:Vegetables, Hay
Primary Livestock:Cattle - Dairy, Poultry
Description of livestock/crops:
We have a herd of certified organic grass fed jersey cows.
Tenure options desired:For Lease, Other Tenure Agreement
Description of tenure options desired:
We are looking for lease or lease to own.
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Yes
Experience & education:Farm owner, Farm management
Dan is a 5th generation dairy farmer. We started our own farm in 2012. We have a herd of certified organic grass fed jerseys that we continue to grow. Dan works full time on our farm and Anne has off farm income. Our goal is to be an organic grass based diversified farm primarily dairy and beef with an additional focus on retail sales and processing and bottling a percentage of the milk produced on a farm.