Description of the property’s current condition and current use(s):
- Tillable land (~130 acres) is currently leased and managed for certified organic hay. (Current contract remains in place so this listing is for future discussion only.)
- Approximately 8 acres fenced for livestock.
- 100+ acres of contiguous pasture and woodlands .
Farm history / past uses of the property:
The farm has been in the family since early 1800s; it has historically been primarily a dairy until the 1970s when it was used for a beef cow/calf operation. For the past decade the land has been leased to neighboring organic dairies.
Infrastructure and equipment:
- Water access
- Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops
- Farmer housing
- Electrical Access
Water access description:
Older barn with substantial hay/equipment storage capacity. Has both water and electric access.
Farmer housing description:
Two-bedroom house on property currently occupied but may be available in future.
Crops and Livestock
Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:
Types of livestock permitted on the property:
Livestock/crops description :
To be discussed. Property is in Herkimer county, about 15 miles north of Utica. Best suited for crops and hay, but the owners are interested in new and innovative uses of the land. There are a number of wooded and potential pasture acres also owned in addition the 130 open and tillable acreage.
Description of tenure options:
Current owners are seeking long-term lease, partnership, or other relationship.
Current land zoning:
Is the property located in a NY Agricultural District?:
Preferred farming method:
Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:
Land is currently certified organic and owners wish to maintain that certification.