Farming Status and Plans
Years actively farming:6-10
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
Have been working full time for 10 years on a conventional agricultural farm. Looking to transition from employment in order to pursue running my own farm. My operation will be sustainable and grass-based. I will raise a variety of livestock using this method. My focus will be on poultry and hogs intially, but I will then expand operations to other large ruminants. Ideally would like to be in the eastern part of NYS with my main focus on the Capital Area. Grass-fed does require a larger piece of property so I am looking for land to lease over 50 acres.
Description of marketing method:
Does this farmer have a business plan?In progress
Desired acreage:51-100, >100
Infrastructure required:Water access, Electrical Access
Description of infrastructure:
Water access via well or other means is the main infrastructure required. Electric would be also be ideal.
Description of water access required:
Water well(s) will definitely work. However, surface water or ability to develop surface water highly desireable.
Crops and Livestock
Primary Livestock:Cattle - Beef, Goats/Sheep, Pigs, Poultry
Description of livestock/crops:
Initial production focus would be on quick return products such as pastured poultry and hogs. With a long term goal of incorporating small and large ruminants into the operation.
Tenure options desired:Farm Management, For Lease, Partnership, Other Tenure Agreement
Description of tenure options desired:
Open to a lease or other non-traditional arrangement. Not intersted in a initial purchase at this time, but may consider long term lease with option to purchase.
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Yes
Experience & education:On farm work experience, Farm internship/apprenticeship
Natural Resource degree from Oregon State University.
10 years of experience in conventional agriculture which has taught me about finance, economy of scale, mechanics, practical real-world experience.