Zaro Bates

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Market Garden, Fruit Trees, Livestock/silviculture, organic/regenerative practices
Would like to start off on the smaller scale. About 5-50 acres, but possible more depending on the set up of the land. We would start with produce like fruit, vegetables, and other crops but are hoping to eventually diversify and have livestock.  
We are really open to a variety of land options at this time. Could be a blank slate or well developed property, I am open!

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Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Hudson Valley
    • Columbia
    • Dutchess
    • Orange
    • Putnam
    • Sullivan
    • Ulster
    • Westchester

Desired acreage:

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

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Other Crops

Primary Livestock:

Cattle - Beef, Cattle - Dairy, Equine, Goats/Sheep, Pigs, Poultry, Other livestock

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options desired:

For sale or 100 year lease sought

Additional Information

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


Experience & education:

Formal agricultural education, 2, 3, 4, 5

Experience description:

Cornell Agriculture School graduate and I am a current farm business owner/manager (Empress Green Inc)