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Hector, NY, Schuyler County

For Lease Cooperative Model
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Acres Available

7.50

Open Tillable Acres

0

Wooded (or other) Acres

0

Infrastructure

  • black outline electrical icon Electrical access
  • Black outline of a water drop Water access
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Crops Permitted

  • No Crops
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Livestock Permitted

  • black outline cow icon Cattle - Beef
  • Black outline of a sheep Goats/Sheep
  • Black outline of a chicken Poultry
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Condition & Current Use

The property is 43 acres total with 5 open acres available for grazing and another 4 mixed-crop acres that's negotiable but also available for grazing. The open land was vineyard that is long gone. There is a 2.5 acre apple orchard and a 5 acre developing mixed-crop orchard on the property. There are 2 open field that equal about 5 acres total. The mixed-crop orchard is also available for a cooperative effort to bring livestock to the property in concert with tree fruit and nut production. The woods are not available for rent or lease. There is no tillable or crop production land available, only grazing. All management has been organic/biodynamic since 2015.

Soil Types

45% ErieB, 45% ValoisC

Farm History & Past Use

Fallow fields (mowed only) for biodiversity, vineyard (long gone), current apple orchard, developing mixed-crop tree fruit and nut orchard.

Tenure Options

Tenure Options

For Lease Cooperative Model

Livestock rotational grazing on smaller acreage, short-term lease only. Sheep, poultry preferred, cows considered. Lessee must be 100% responsible for management of livestock and any crop damage.

Price for Lease Per Acre

negotiable

Are you willing to mentor a new or beginning farmer?

Yes

Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?

No

Production Preferences

Livestock / Crops Description

Livestock rotational grazing on smaller acreage, short-term lease only. Sheep, poultry preferred, cows considered. Lessee must be 100% responsible for management of livestock and any crop damage. There is no tillable or crop production land available, only grazing.

Crops Permitted

  • No Crops

Livestock Permitted

  • black outline cow icon Cattle - Beef
  • Black outline of a sheep Goats/Sheep
  • Black outline of a chicken Poultry

Preferred Farming Method

Biodynamic Organic (not certified) Regenerative/Sustainable

Farm Infrastructure

  • black outline electrical icon Electrical access
  • Black outline of a water drop Water access

Water Access

There is a single well on site and can be plumbed to wherever water is needed. I am planning to conduct a water test in the next few weeks.

Additional Property Information

There is no tillable or crop production land available, only grazing. Organic or biodynamic only.

Is the Property Conserved

No

Current Land Zoning

Agricultural

Is the property located in a NY Agricultural District?

Yes

Can the public be on the property as a part of the farm business?

Negotiable

Additional Information About This Property

I am willing to help with fencing and water access, some management. Farmer lessee is 100% responsible for livestock, activities and any crop damage.

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