Farming Status and Plans
Farming status:Full time
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
Seeking land to start up a goat dairy as the primary operation. Have experience working on an 80 head goat dairy where cheese, milk, and kefir are produced.
Does this farmer have a business plan?Yes
Preferred location:Southeast, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester
Desired acreage:1-5, 6-10, 11-20
Infrastructure required:Onsite housing, Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Water access, Electrical Access
Description of buildings required:
Bare minimum infrastructure requirements would be barns for livestock to be housed, well water access, electricity, and a place to stay on farm or nearby.
Crops and Livestock
Primary Livestock:Goats/Sheep, Poultry
Description of livestock/crops:
Dairy goats for cheese, milk, kefir as well as some egg layers.
Tenure options desired:Farm Management, For Lease, Partnership, For Sale
Description of tenure options desired:
Prefer to lease to start, but eventually want to purchase. Would also consider a similar farm management opportunity in NY.
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Yes
Currently managing a goat dairy in PA.