Trevor McGlynn

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Not currently farming

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Beginning farmer looking for acreage to devote towards pastured poultry to start a farm business. Poultry farming especially is of interest to me due to low startup costs, increasing demand, and is a fast an easy way to build soil fertility. I studied horticulture, helped manage greenhouses at college, and have six years experience working in food and flower purchasing/marketing/logistics. Operation would be my wife and I but both are enticipating working part-time to supplement until we can make full transition in the future, after building customers/getting experience.

Housing availability preferred. Simple accommodation. We can also buy a mobile home if it's okay to park it. Preferable lease would be 3 years.

Description of marketing method:

Direct. Specifics depend on location, would like to hear from landowner on successes/failures. I will focus most of our marketing on the ability to take online orders for local pickup at markets.

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

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

Desired acreage:

6-10, 11-20

Infrastructure required:

Onsite housing, Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Water access, Electrical Access

Description of buildings required:

Refrigeration, particularly access to a freezer. We can purchase if not available. Chicken processing would be open-air

Crops and Livestock

Primary Livestock:

Poultry

Description of livestock/crops:

Pasture raised broilers and laying hens, potentially turkeys. Would restrict to these for first year or two of production, would like to include hogs following that.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, Partnership

Description of tenure options desired:

Looking to LEASE, predominantly, and would love an option to buy but only after demonstrating viability/profitability to landowner. Will also take a partneship

Additional Information

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

Yes

Experience & education:

Formal agricultural education, Farm internship/apprenticeship

Experience description:

I have practical experience on farms and nurseries. Breadth of experience is in marketing, sales, and distribution. I'm starting with pastured poultry because of its ease and viability for establishing a farm business. I have everything-- industry data, pricing, experience working direct, wholesale, and institutional. The food industry is so screwed up and I am optioning all of my money and savings to establish this business. I will beg borrow and steal to make it happen. Contact me for more information on background and I'll elaborate more.