Miana Ruiz-Ryan

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Full time

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

We are a family (Parents along with two adult sons) run organic farm.  We raise Shetland sheep along with Shetland crosses.  We have Tamworth/Heritabe black pigs along with Isa Brown chickens.  We are presently renting our farm location (7 years).  Looking to expand into something with a commerical kitchen, so we have begin to sell our homemade pies, muffins and holistic/human grade animal treats.


We are flexible on our farming plans. We really want to find an immediate placement on a piece of property. We have tons of expierence with all types of agriculture (except cattle and emu/ostrich), but we would like to be able to keep a small flock of our sheep (8-10). 

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

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

Desired acreage:

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

Infrastructure required:

Onsite housing, Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops

Description of buildings required:

Barn or outbuildings to house compact John Deere tractor as well as animals.

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:


Primary Livestock:

Goats/Sheep, Poultry

Description of livestock/crops:

We raise Shetland sheep, Shetland crosses, and Isa brown chickens.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

Farm Management, For Lease, Partnership

Additional Information

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


Experience & education:

Farm owner, Farm management, Farm internship/apprenticeship