Jeff Casel

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

Farm Characteristics

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.

Farmland Tenure

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.  

Additional Information

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

Maybe

Experience & education:

Farm management, Farm employee, Farm internship/apprenticeship

Experience description:

Farmer Management