Farming Status and Plans
Farming status:Part time
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
I grew up on a Conneticut farm and am enrolled in a farmer training program in Texas called Farm Share. We are looking for a home and land in Upstate New York to start a small organic regenerative family farm.
Description of marketing method:
Farm stand, restaurant accounts after covid, plans for agrotourism events and education.
Does this farmer have a business plan?In progress
Preferred location:Eastern, Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Washington, Southeast, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Ulster
Desired acreage:6-10, 11-20, 21-50, 51-100, >100
Infrastructure required:Onsite housing, Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Water access, Fencing, Electrical Access
Description of buildings required:
We would like a 3+ bedroom home and a barn would be great.
Description of water access required:
Well preferred and access to city and well water is ideal.
Description of fencing required:
Any existing fences appreciated.
Crops and Livestock
Primary crops:Vegetables, Fruits, Ornamentals
Description of livestock/crops:
I will start with egg laying chickens and possibly partner with someone to run pigs and cows on the land for soil regeneration. I will focus on a high production market farm with specialty, fast growing vegetables. A portion of the market garden will be for cut flower production. An orchard would be the next goal.
Tenure options desired:For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement
Description of tenure options desired:
A rent to own agreement would make moving from TX easier financially.
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Yes
Experience & education:Farm internship/apprenticeship
Dec. 17th I will graduate from a 4 month intensive farmer starter program by Farm Share Austin. I have grown food for my family for 6 years and grew up on a farm in Connecticut.