Kurt Frederick

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

Farm Characteristics

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

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, Partnership

Description of tenure options desired:

Looking for a long term lease preferrably, willing to negotiate other offers

Additional Information

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


Experience & education:

Farm internship/apprenticeship

Experience description:

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.