Farming Status and Plans
Farming status:Not currently farming
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
I'm fixing to shut down my farm business and move from Oregon. I've had my own successful farm for the past 3 years but am looking to move to the north-east due to water shortages and wildfires. My plan is to either manage someone's existing farm or eventually start my own again. I've only ever farmed organically and plan to keep it that way. My interest are in raising vegetables, fruit, and livestock mainly. I've distribuited meat and produce through CSA, farmers markets, wholesale, and farm stores.
Description of marketing method:
CSA, farmers markets, wholesale, farm store.
Does this farmer have a business plan?Yes
Preferred location:Eastern, Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Washington, Southeast, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester
Desired acreage:11-20, 21-50, 51-100, >100
Infrastructure required:Onsite housing, Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Water access, Fencing, Electrical Access
Description of buildings required:
A pole barn is a good starter, but generally a place to store equiptment and produce and to have a wash/pack room.
Description of fencing required:
6-8' deer fencing aorund where vegetables would be grown would be ideal.
Crops and Livestock
Primary crops:Vegetables, Fruits
Primary Livestock:Cattle - Beef, Cattle - Dairy, Goats/Sheep, Pigs, Poultry
Description of livestock/crops:
pasture-raised livestock and organic vegetables
Tenure options desired:Farm Management, For Lease, Partnership, Other Tenure Agreement
Description of tenure options desired:
A monthly lease fee would seem appropriate at first with maybe a profit share later on.
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Maybe
Experience & education:Formal agricultural education, Farm owner, Farm management, Farm employee, Farm internship/apprenticeship
I've been farming for the better part of the past 8 years most recently owning my own farm business in Southern Oregon.