Machias, NY, Cattaraugus County
Open Tillable Acres
Wooded (or other) Acres
Condition & Current Use
I am an new owner of Ischua Ridge Farm. I believe the farm had been more active about thirty years ago. Up until this year about 20 acres of the farm was used for corn and hay. It was not farmed in 2022 as the farmers retired. I would like to make these 20 acres available again to a new farmer. The incoming farmer could use all 20 acres or less depending on their business plan. Ideally hoping to qualify this portion of the property for an agricultural assessment so the new farmer needs to be able to qualify.
Currently I am renting the house on the land and the pond. Hope to keep the farming operation separate from the house as much as possible. Much of the back acreage is wooded. Pictures of the property to come.
Farm History & Past Use
Had been a working farm about thirty years ago, has grown hay and recently corn.
Short term lease preferred to start, up to 5 years as required for the assessments. Incoming farmers will need to have a gross sales of agricultural products average $10,000 or more for the preceding two years if they will use 7 or more acres. If less than 7 acres, annual gross sales equal $50,000 or more per NYS requirements. Please provide a business plan in your outreach.
Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?
Livestock / Crops Description
Has most recently been used for corn and field crops, in the past has been used for hay. I am open to other types of farming being done on the property. Goal is to qualify for the ag assessment.
Preferred Farming Method
Additional Property Information
Organic (certified or methods) or biodynamic farming preferred.