Emily O'Connor

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Part time

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

We were farming a small homestead in virginia but the land we were leasing was lost by the owner to the bank. We had ducks, chickens, goats, pigs and rabbits. We also grew a large amount of vegetables.  We still have our rabbits and look forward to returning to farming full time on land of our own.

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Sullivan, Ulster, Washington, Westchester

Desired acreage:

1-5, 6-10, 11-20, 21-50, 51-100, >100

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Ornamentals, Hay, Other Crops

Primary Livestock:

Cattle - Beef, Cattle - Dairy, Equine, Goats/Sheep, Pigs, Poultry, Other livestock

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options desired:

We are looking to own our own land run our own farm. We are willing to work with someone to do this. 

Additional Information

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


Experience & education:

Farm owner

Experience description:

I lived on a horse farm for most of my teenage life. We also had sheep, goats and chickens on that farm. As an adult  I worked as a veterinary assistant for 4 years and moved on to farm 4 acers with my husband and children later on.