Samuel Rose

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

I am looking for property in the Northern part of Dutchess County as that is where I am currently based with my family.
I currently manage a 40 acre farm with about 2 acres of vegetables and varied pasture based livestock including cattle, hogs, broiler chickens, and sheep. 

Description of marketing method:

Ideally I would love to have production with value added offerings. I have experience directing educational and nonprofit organizations, so there is potential for offering classes and/or getting funding for supplying food banks or schools, in addition to sales. I also have a business plan that includes more agri tourism focus with a youpick fruit orchard and onsite farm brewery. 

Does this farmer have a business plan?

Yes

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Southeast
    • Dutchess

Desired acreage:

1-5, 6-10, 11-20, 21-50, 51-100, >100

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits

Primary Livestock:

Cattle - Beef, Goats/Sheep, Pigs, Poultry

Description of livestock/crops:

It really depends on the land. I have multiple enterprises in mind from grass fed beef to vegetables to you pick fruit. But viability depends on land, market, location and infrastructure.  

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, For Sale

Description of tenure options desired:

Long term lease or sale. I will be invested in land with stewardship and infrastructure so I can’t afford to have a short term lease that might not get renewed. 

Additional Information

Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?

Yes

Experience & education:

Formal agricultural education

Experience description:

I currently manage a forty acre farm. We focus on organic vegetable production and grass based livestock. We have a wide variety of livestock and vegetables that we manage organically, but are not certified. I majored in plant science at Cornell. I previously founded and directed a community development non  profit with focus on urban agricultural and education; we had a total of 11 employees and around $300k annual budget. Most recently I completed the "Farm Beginnings Whole Farm Planning Course" at Hawthorne Valley Farm, a comprehensive 8 week course for creating new enterprises. These varied experiences have given me the skills to create a holistic farm business in different contexts.