Thomas Pecoraro

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

Farm Characteristics

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.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease

Additional Information

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

Yes

Experience & education:

Farm owner, Farm management

Experience description:

I started in 2010 with 5 cattle and have slowly built up the herd while marketing the meat.