Chittenango, NY, Madison County
Open Tillable Acres
Wooded (or other) Acres
Condition & Current Use
The property is currently being used for hay production (leased out). The property has two residences, one is used by the family and the other is being leased long term. The lease is a good source of income for a farmer. There is a large older dairy barn with cement flooring (fair condition) and several outbuildings. Milking equipment has been removed from the barn so it is a clean slate for a new farmer to use it. If a farmer does not need to use the whole property for their own operation you could easily lease the remaining acres to a farmer nearby or that is currently leasing.
Farm History & Past Use
This farm has been in the family since they originally homesteaded the area in the late 1800s. There is a lot of sentimental value and they are really committed to bringing the next generation of farmers onto the land.
The farm is for sale, but the family would really like to work with a farmer to get an easement placed on the land. Landowners are working with the New York Agricultural Land Trust to get an ag easement, but want the new farmers to be somewhat involved in the process. Farm could be sold at market value to the new farmer with the contingency that they will pursue the easement. Could also be negotiated with the new farmer to sell a portion of the land. Could cut the rental house out if two houses is not needed. The preference is to sell the farm as a WHOLE. Landowners are very motivated to keep this land in farming and working with the next generation who are interested in potentially conserving the land.
Do you require a farmer who qualifies for agricultural assessment?
Livestock / Crops Description
This property has historically been a dairy farm. Most recently it has been used for corn and hay. Would be well suited for a grass fed/pasture fed livestock herd as the field sizes are very manageable and could be set up for rotational grazing. There is a large horse farm that boarders the property.
Barns for Equipment/Storage
Large dairy barn in fair condition. Clean slate for a new farmer to come in. Has a fairly new roof. Lots of outbuildings.
2 houses are on property. One has been leased to a family for over a decade, very good tenants and a good source of income for prospective buyer. The other is the main farmhouse that is used by the owners, but will be emptied for sale.