Farming Status and Plans
Farming status:Not currently farming
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
I grew up in a rural community in South Dakota, from farming/ranching families generations back. My father had a cattle operation for some of the time I was growing up. I am a sculptor, living in NYC. I am looking for farmland for my family and I that can be used as a studio. I want to work with a limited operation, perhaps some goats or sheep and depending on the place some growing. The farm that I am most interested in will allow us to pursue our creative practices. I have been a member of the Livestock Conservancy and am very interested in maintaining small numbers of heritage breeds of livestock on our farm.
Description of marketing method:
website, contacts within the markets of NYC.
Does this farmer have a business plan?In progress
Preferred location:Eastern, Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Washington, Southeast, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester
Desired acreage:1-5, 6-10, 11-20, 21-50
Infrastructure required:Onsite housing, Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Water access
Description of buildings required:
Looking for outbuildings for storage, and also for studio space. Not absolutely required, but we would like a good barn.
Description of water access required:
property should have potable water.
Crops and Livestock
Primary crops:Vegetables, Fruits, Ornamentals
Primary Livestock:Equine, Goats/Sheep, Poultry
Description of livestock/crops:
looking at raising heritage breeds of sheep and chickens.
Tenure options desired:For Lease, Partnership, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Maybe
Experience & education:Farm employee
I have worked in farm jobs growing up and as a young adult.