Farming Status and Plans
Farming status:Full time
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
Currently working full time at Tributary Vegtable Farm, I am ultimartely interested in operating a multi-species regernative livestock farm utilizing intentive management rotational grazing. I am a big believer in the power of regnerative agriculture to heal our communities, our land and human health.
Description of marketing method:
We plan on creating a "Nourishment" CSA, in which we distrubite shares of; raw milk, eggs and meat products. We will establish a website and customer base through our current connections to the health-oriented communities in Waldorf schools and others. We believe an operation like ours would be a great opprotunity for agritourism to expand our income and customer base, but it is not essential that the land is open to the public.
Does this farmer have a business plan?Yes
Preferred location:Southeast, Ulster
Desired acreage:51-100, >100
Infrastructure required:Water access
Description of buildings required:
A small barn
Description of water access required:
A well or onsite stream to create gravity fed system would be ideal. But, I am also open to hooking up to public water.
Crops and Livestock
Primary Livestock:Cattle - Beef, Cattle - Dairy, Goats/Sheep, Pigs, Poultry
Description of livestock/crops:
I am just beginning to build our livestock, at Tributary with pasture-raised laying hens. However, with the right property I am prepared to invest in a cow/calve operation and then, begin to integrate pigs and sheep into the grazing rotation.
Tenure options desired:For Lease, For Sale
Description of tenure options desired:
I am interested in a lease that would provide us with ample time to build our herds, ideally at least a 5-year lease. Otherwise, I would also discuss buying land in the right circumstances.
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Yes
Experience & education:Farm employee
I have had cattle care exposure thorughout my childhood, my adult life has brought me to two full season of vegtables farming experience as well as, small scale poultry.