Farming Status and Plans
Farming status:Part time
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
I run a small diversified organic farm on my land in southeast Stephentown. I would like to expand my herd of grass fed Scottish Highland cattle from its current 18 to 36. My herd has outgrown my available pasture.
Description of marketing method:
I sell direct to consumer at my farmstand and a limited amount to small independent food stores.
Does this farmer have a business plan?In progress
Preferred location:Columbia, Rensselaer, Eastern, Southeast
Desired acreage:21-50, 51-100, >100
Infrastructure required:Water access
Description of water access required:
Well, pond, streams.
Crops and Livestock
Primary Livestock:Cattle - Beef
Description of livestock/crops:
I raise Scottish Highland cattle.
Tenure options desired:For Lease
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Yes
Experience & education:Farm owner, Farm management
I started in 2010 with 5 cattle and have slowly built up the herd while marketing the meat.