Brock Rasor

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

Farm Characteristics

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

Farmland Tenure

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.

Additional Information

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

Experience description:

I've been farming for the better part of the past 8 years most recently owning my own farm business in Southern Oregon.