Daniel Totten

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Full time

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

I'm currently working for a beef and poultry farm, however I'm interested in exploring my options in Northern Dutchess and Southern Columbia County.  I'm heavily involved in the Red Hook community and my ideal farming practice would be small scale and part-time. 1-3 acres. 

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

Columbia, Dutchess, Southeast

Desired acreage:


Infrastructure required:

Water access, Electrical Access

Description of water access required:

Well would be nice, but I am open. 

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:


Primary Livestock:

Goats/Sheep, Poultry

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, Partnership

Description of tenure options desired:

I would ideally like to live on the property.  I have a 33' travel trailer that can be completely off grid if nececcary.

Additional Information

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


Experience & education:

Farm employee, Farm internship/apprenticeship

Experience description:

Last year I was an apprentice on a local biodynamic CSA called Great Song Farm. Currently working on a farm for Beef and Poultry production.  Additionally I have a background in Sculpture and community organizing. I participated in the Cornell Small Farms Program Beginning Farms Program and am currently finishing up a year long parttime training in biodynamics at the Pfeifer Center in Chestnut Ridge, NY.