Description of the property’s current condition and current use(s):
The primary fields have been fallow for 4 years, prior to that they just used for hay since 2003. A small portion is in Christmas Trees. I have done some commericial vegetable production in the past. All operations are organic. No non-certified-organic materials have been used on the property since 2002. At present there are a few cows and lambs in rotational grazing on the field.
Farm history / past uses of the property:
It was in corn/soybean rotation prior to my purchase in 2003.
Infrastructure and equipment:
- Water access
- Equipment available for sale or lease
- Electrical Access
Water access description:
There is well water for small usage and a small pond on the property.
Compact Tractor (25 hp) with the following implements: roto-tiller, finishing mower, back blade, auger. There is also a walk-behind commercial mower.
Crops and Livestock
Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:
Types of livestock permitted on the property:
Livestock/crops description :
We would not want animals for meat production, but eggs, fiber or recreation is ok.
Price for lease per acre:
market price for Chautauqua county
Description of tenure options:
We are very flexible on this, but would probably gravitate toward a shorter-term lease in the beginning to assess the relationship. We are also open to partnerships as I have an interest, experience and abilties in agricultural pursuits. My other work arrangements don't allow me to pursue it full time, so a partership could work well.
Current land zoning:
Is the property located in a NY Agricultural District?:
Preferred farming method:
Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:
I checked Organic (Not Certified), but we would accept Certified as well.