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Property Location
305 tice hill road, Ghent, NY
[Columbia County]
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100 acres available
9 open acres for farming
90 wooded acres / other

Property Description

Soil types:

high biomass, full lab study available

Description of the property’s current condition and current use(s):

Beautiful farm property that the landowner has been making improvements to. The acreage is on south facing sloping land  that for many years was used for grazing cattle. Over the last 10 years it has been used for hay. No chemical contamination.  There is a stream and pond close by to provide irrigation. The initial project is to put about 2 acres under cultivation in fruit trees and vegetables. Landowner would like to get a small farm established. Plan to incorpoarate farm stay down the road through Air BnB. 

Farm history / past uses of the property:

cattle pasture

Farm Infrastructure

Infrastructure and equipment:

  • Fencing
  • Water access
  • Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops
  • Farmer housing
  • Equipment available for sale or lease
  • Electrical Access

Water access description:

pond and stream nearby

Barns/structures description:

barn and shed available

Farmer housing description:

Large two bedroom and two bathroom apartment in barn recently completed, with porch overlooking pond. Would be available for a farmer to live in. Free utilities including internet.

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:

Goats/Sheep, Poultry

Livestock/crops description :

Mainly interested in establishing at least two acres of fruits and vegtables. Some care of livestock would be included. 

Tenure Options

Tenure options:

Farm Management, For Lease, Partnership

Description of tenure options:

Ideally seeking a couple of farm managers to help establish a couple acres of veg/fruit production and care of a few animals. Employer will pay for disability insurance, and farmers will be required to have self-paid comprehensive health insurance policies.
Would be open to discussing other options for use of land with prospective farmers. 
Farm manager description here: https://www.goodfoodjobs.com/jobs/136858/farm-managers.html

Additional Information

Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:

Seeking to limit livestock, perference for just small number of chickens, a few goats, and two horses

Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?:

Negotiable

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

Yes

Any additional information about this property:

full soil study available