Description of the property’s current condition and current use(s):
Most acres unused, mowed minimally to prevent woody succession. Allowing sub-acre sections to reforest, with seed and tree plantings to facilitate process. Near the road, a tree nursery and agroforest plantings are being cultivated.
Farm history / past uses of the property:
Occasional haying in past 10 years, mowed in past year. Recently purchased as subdivision of larger parcel.
Infrastructure and equipment:
- Water access
Water access description:
Perennial creek, high water table, and small hand-dug ponds.
Crops and Livestock
Types of crops permitted to be produced on the property:
Types of livestock permitted on the property:
Livestock/crops description :
Encouraging crops that can be grown with minimal machinery, ideally integrating into agroforestry systems being established though that is not necessary.
'Regenerative' livestock practices are welcome, for example 'rotational grazing' or 'managed grazing'. Land is probably not suitable for pigs, seems best suited for sheep.
Open to discussion on options and shared infrastructure investment to facilitate livestock or crop growing.
Price for lease per acre:
18, +/- depending on specifics of lease
Description of tenure options:
I'm focused on improving this land through water and forest management and agroforestry. 5 to 10 acres are unused and farmable in this process. I am open to short- or long-term leasing, leasing with option to purchase, partnering in production, or other ideas you may have. If the location and basic description is of interest to you, let's talk!
Current land zoning:
Is the property located in a NY Agricultural District?:
Preferences and restrictions on agricultural activities:
Farming methods are somewhat flexible, with a general preference for 'productive conservation'. I am not open to liberal use of synthetic fertilizers or biocides, or regular tilling - priority must be given to conserve ecosystem services. The soil is heavy and the water table is high, so farming relying extensively on machinery will be difficult. This land is better suited for lighter equipment, animals, and human labor.
In my own tree-related work on-site I use mostly hand tools, a pickup truck for moving materials, and no synthetic inputs. My background is in forestry and includes education in agronomy.