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Property Location
1605 US Hwy 20, West Winfield, NY
[Otsego County]
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500 acres available
200 open acres for farming
30 wooded acres / other

Property Description

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.

Farm Infrastructure

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.

Barns/structures description:

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.

Equipment description:

Several John Deere tractors, Skidsteer, haying equipment.

Crops and Livestock

Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:

Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Ornamentals, Hay, Other Crops

Types of livestock permitted on the property:

Cattle - Beef, Cattle - Dairy, Equine, Goats/Sheep, Pigs, Poultry, Other livestock

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.

Tenure Options

Tenure options:

Farm Management, For Lease, Partnership, For Sale

Sale price or estimated market value:

Rent to own option available.

Price for lease per acre:

Negotiable

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.

Additional Information

Conservation status:

No

Current land zoning:

Agricultural

Is the property located in a NY Agricultural District?:

No

Preferred farming method:

Organic (not certified)

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?:

No

Are you willing to have the public on the property as a part of the farm business?:

Yes

Any additional information about this property:

The busy road access would fit well with direct marketing and possibly public tours.

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