Description of the property’s current condition and current use(s):
This is a former dairy farm with several barns. Most of the cropland is currently leased to large local farms. However, about 70 acres of pasture has been unused for 2 years. The barns and pasture are available immediately and other cropland is negotiable.
Farm history / past uses of the property:
The Hansel family acquired the farm in 1898. Through most of the 1900's the farm operated as a dairy. In the 1980's we purchased additional acreage. In 1989 a farm accident necessitated liquidation of the milking herd. Afterward, we sold horse hay and raised replacement heifers. Now the older generation is no longer able to farmer and the younger generation has commitments elsewhere. We would love to see the land continue in agriculture.
Infrastructure and equipment:
- Water access
- Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops
- Farmer housing
- Equipment available for sale or lease
Water access description:
There are several streams running across the property.
Pole barn, Machine garage, Freestall barn, 10 cow milking parlor.
Farmer housing description:
There are several houses and apartments on the property that are currently leased. One could be vacated for a farmer tenant.
Several John Deere tractors, Skidsteer, haying equipment.
Crops and Livestock
Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:
Types of livestock permitted on the property:
Livestock/crops description :
We are open to ideas from a farmer as to crops and livestock. Currently the leased cropland is used to raise corn, hay, and some soybeans.
Sale price or estimated market value:
Rent to own option available.
Price for lease per acre:
Description of tenure options:
This is a 5th generation farm. The next generation currently lives off the farm and earns their living in other areas of agriculture. We are willing to partner with a motivated farmer or possibly transition ownership to someone committed to caring for the land.
Current land zoning:
Is the property located in a NY Agricultural District?:
Preferred farming method:
Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:
There is neighboring land that might also be available for lease. We would prefer organic principles but are open to all practices. Our ag background is in grassfed beef (www.lohofgrassfinishedbeef.com) and farm machinery sales.
Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?:
Are you willing to have the public on the property as a part of the farm business?:
Any additional information about this property:
The busy road access would fit well with direct marketing and possibly public tours.