Marcella Mazzeo

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Full time

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

I am looking to transition from my corporate life to full time farming. My Goal is to purchase a small farm within the next year and start for self use, eventually transitioning to full time farming with potential business practice over the next 4-5 years.

Description of marketing method:

TBD

Does this farmer have a business plan?

No

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

Southeast, Dutchess, Rockland, Westchester

Desired acreage:

1-5, 6-10, 11-20, 21-50, 51-100, >100

Infrastructure required:

Onsite housing, Water access

Description of water access required:

My preference would be to be near a body of water, lake, stream, brook, river.

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits

Primary Livestock:

Cattle - Beef, Cattle - Dairy, Equine, Goats/Sheep, Pigs, Poultry, Other livestock

Description of livestock/crops:

My Primary focus is to have Poultry and Goat/Sheep to start. If possible, I would grow from there but mostly for self use. Think small.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Sale

Description of tenure options desired:

My preference is a small farm for self use initially to be eventually turned into business.

Additional Information

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

Maybe

Experience description:

My plan includes eventually taking a course or internship at Stone Barns.