Farming Status and Plans
Farming status:Full time
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
Dairy/Beef Farm Manager. Wife and I would like to eventually find the right farm to buy to start our own small dairy/livestock operation.
Description of marketing method:
Direct sales and marketing farmstore/CSA membership. Retail and whole sale dairy.
Does this farmer have a business plan?Yes
Preferred location:Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Sullivan, Ulster, Washington, Westchester
Desired acreage:51-100, >100
Infrastructure required:Onsite housing, Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Farm equipment, Water access
Description of buildings required:
Open to possibilities, ideally current or former dairy farms with multitple barns for milking, housing, hay storage, equipment storage.
Description of farm equipment required:
Would consider any equipment that might be part of a sale. Dairy, Livestock etc.
Description of water access required:
Looking for property that has home(s) with water/electricity. As well as water access at pastures.
Crops and Livestock
Primary crops:Vegetables, Fruits, Hay
Primary Livestock:Cattle - Beef, Cattle - Dairy, Pigs
Description of livestock/crops:
Looking to start primarily a small dairy and also raising beef/veal/pigs and small veg gardens.
Tenure options desired:Farm Management, For Lease, Partnership, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement
Description of tenure options desired:
Open to possibilities lease to own, owner financed sale, partnership.
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Maybe
Experience & education:Farm management, Farm employee, Farm internship/apprenticeship