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
Preferred location:Eastern, Saratoga, Washington
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.
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
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Maybe
Experience & education:Farm owner, Farm employee
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.