William Thomson

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Not currently farming

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Hello, a friend and I run a cooperative agricultural/environmental consulting company and are looking for land to pursue a number of projects including: growing hemp trials for research with Cornell, raising goats for vegetation control services, and growing rare and NY native crops for food and for landscaping. 

Description of marketing method:

We already have established networks in NYC to market our services, and this would be a base to compliment and give greater space to our existing business

Does this farmer have a business plan?

Yes

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

Southeast, Rockland, Westchester

Desired acreage:

1-5, 6-10

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Ornamentals, Other Crops

Primary Livestock:

Goats/Sheep

Description of livestock/crops:

Goats would be raised for the purpose of using an novel vegetation management, as well as some milk/cheese production 

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options desired:

We are looking to lease land for these projects, would might be interested in lease to sale 

Additional Information

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

Maybe

Experience & education:

Farm owner

Experience description:

I owned and managed a small vegetable and poultry farm for 3 years and my partner is currently a greenhouse manager