Hansen Donius

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Full time

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Currently employed full time as the manager of a beef and dairy operation in NW CT

Description of marketing method:

Wholesale, primarily to restaurants.

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

Columbia, Dutchess, Ulster, Southeast

Desired acreage:

11-20, 21-50, 51-100, >100

Infrastructure required:

Water access

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Hay

Primary Livestock:

Cattle - Beef

Description of livestock/crops:

Beef cattle and custom grazing.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

Farm Management, For Lease, Partnership, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement

Additional Information

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

Yes

Experience & education:

Formal agricultural education, Farm management, Farm employee, Farm internship/apprenticeship

Experience description:

Have worked on many types of farms, primarily under organic management.  Focused on cattle.  Have worked several years as a herdsman, and several more as a farm manager (current role).