Dion Thompson

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Not currently farming

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Dion is looking for property to restart his laying hen operation that he was previously running in the northern Hudson Valley. Now he is looking for property that is within 1-1 1/2 hours from NYC. He wants to have laying hens (for eggs) and potentially expand to have some meat birds. The property should have electrical access and ideally a barn. 

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

Southeast, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester

Desired acreage:

1-5, 6-10, 11-20

Infrastructure required:

Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Electrical Access

Description of buildings required:

Electricity is the only requirement

Crops and Livestock

Primary Livestock:


Description of livestock/crops:

Laying hens for egg production and possibly some meat birds. 

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease

Description of tenure options desired:

Want to lease land

Additional Information

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


Experience & education:

Farm owner

Experience description:

Previously had an poultry operation in northern Hudson Valley, but Dion has since stopped that operation since he lives in NYC and it was to hard to be so far apart from the operation.