Eric Linendoll

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Part time

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

My company mission is to offer high quality hops and rhizomes for an affordable price, supporting superior craft brew excellence. I currently have a 1 acre hop farm in Mechanicsville NY area. Rockin' Hops are grown with only certified organic fertilizers, herbicides and fungicides. We are strong supporters of integrated pest management and natural ecoagriculture.

Description of marketing method:

To local NY breweries and local homebrewers. Use Website Rockinhops.com

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

Eastern, Saratoga, Washington

Desired acreage:

1-5

Infrastructure required:

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

Description of buildings required:

Storage of sprayer equipment, hop core, wire supplies, and irrigation equipment. Possible hop oast

Description of farm equipment required:

Tractor with bucket loader, auger, tiller and mower attachments, Wagon and any water pumps.

Description of water access required:

Clean water for irrigation. Would install sand filter system if water source from river or pond.

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Other Crops

Description of livestock/crops:

To grow high quality hops, hop plants and rhizomes.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

Farm Management, For Lease, Partnership, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options desired:

I have an 8 year lease on the farm on year 6 this year

Additional Information

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

Maybe

Experience & education:

Farm owner, Farm employee

Experience description:

I worked on local dairy farms in Salem NY during my highschool years. I started growing hops in the back yard 2012 and created 1 acre location in 2016. I have attended various farming courses by Cornell Cooperative Extension, North East Hop Alliance member and seminar participant.