Farming Status and Plans
Farming status:Part time
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
I am looking for land in or near Ulster County to farm holistically managed beef cattle. Desired herd size would be roughley 50-80 head. Emphasis lies on managment intensive grazing and ecological stewardship. I am currently working full-time off farm, I am interested in either working with a farmer with similar values who is transitioning out of the business to eventually purchase his herd and land, or buying land outright that will facilitate the business listed above.
Does this farmer have a business plan?Yes
Preferred location:Southeast, Orange, Rockland, Ulster
Desired acreage:21-50, 51-100, >100
Infrastructure required:Onsite housing, Water access
Crops and Livestock
Primary Livestock:Cattle - Beef, Goats/Sheep
Description of livestock/crops:
rotationally grazed, intensively managed cattle,sheep, or goat herd. Grass-fed, grass-finished, no haromones or antibiotics.
Tenure options desired:Farm Management, For Lease, Partnership, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Yes
Experience & education:Farm employee, Farm internship/apprenticeship
I have worked on multiple farms focusing on different practices ranging from pasture raising animals, organic vegtable growing, and permaculture operations to urban farming initiatives. I have a B.S. from Rutgers University in Environmental Planning and Design, and have natural building and construction expereince. I have also managed an Urban Farming non-profit focusing on community outreach and environmental education.