Joseph Leffler

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Part time

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Operate the family farm presently. Was a dairy, now raise heifers and hay crops. Looking to expand the business.

Description of marketing method:

Sell direct or thru dealers

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

Eastern, Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Washington, Southeast, Columbia, Dutchess

Desired acreage:

>100

Infrastructure required:

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

Description of buildings required:

Requirement would depend on what the property was in the past.

Description of fencing required:

TBD

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Hay

Primary Livestock:

Cattle - Dairy

Description of livestock/crops:

Would be dairy heifers and hay crops

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, For Sale

Description of tenure options desired:

Would depend on location and price of property.

Additional Information

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

Yes

Experience & education:

Farm owner, Farm management, Farm employee

Experience description:

Been farming since childhood in one form or another.