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
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.
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
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
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.