June Wright

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Farming Status and Plans

Years actively farming:

2-5

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

we are interested in a small dairy (max.40-50 cows) beef, pigs, poultry:chickens...egg and meat, turkeys, ducks and geese,  sheep and goats,small scale produce.  we do not use pesticides and attempt to practice natural methods  (no organic certification)  Primarily grass-fed livestock.  Future plans are maple syrup production and farming with horses.   We are three generations working together.

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Hudson Valley
    • Delaware

Desired acreage:

21-50, 51-100, >100

Infrastructure required:

Onsite housing, Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Water access, Electrical Access

Description of infrastructure:

definitely need a dairy barn.  other outbuildings would be desirable.  housing is needed, ideally housing for 2 families.  At least basic fencing to get started. 

good water supply and electrical service is a necessity

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Ornamentals

Primary Livestock:

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

Description of livestock/crops:

grass-fed dairy and beef, pasture-raised pigs and poultry, grass-fed sheep and goats.   small scale vegetable and grain production, small fruit orchard, berries     goal is to raise heritage breeds that were local to the area.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, For Sale

Description of tenure options desired:

lease with option to purchase within a few years.  Possible partnership to get started and then purchase

Additional Information

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

Unsure

Experience & education:

On farm work experience, Farmer training or workshop, Other

Experience description:

while not having owned the farm property, we have raised a dairy herd, raised and sold meat and eggs.  Have participated in many ag workshops.  my daughter has worked on several dairy farms..conventional,organic, tiestall, freestall; milking, calf care, breeding records, healthcare, etc.  we have produce maple syrup for personal use and grown produce.  I have also done gardening,landscaping and worked for a vegetable farmer.