Emma Smalley

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Farming Status and Plans

Years actively farming:

Less than 2

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Tending herd of 40 meat goats 

Description of marketing method:

Restaurants, international community, meat markets and corner grocery in urban areas 

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Western
    • Erie
    • Genesee
    • Niagara

Desired acreage:

21-50, 51-100, >100

Infrastructure required:

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

Description of infrastructure:

Barn or other out buildings for animal, hay and equipment storage 

Description of buildings required:

Barn 

House for family of 6 

Description of farm equipment required:

Some haying equipment. Possibly a better tractor. 

 

Description of water access required:

Water access for livestock. 

Description of fencing required:

Perimeter fencing. 

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Hay

Primary Livestock:

Goats/Sheep

Description of livestock/crops:

Herd of 40 boer and boer/lamancha crosses 

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options desired:

Open

Additional Information

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

No

Experience & education:

On farm work experience, Farm internship/apprenticeship, Farmer training or workshop

Experience description:

Experience running business (CEO of $53 million credit union, with 15 direct reports)

On farm experience 1 year managing goat operation 

Online CCE Courses 

  • BF 101: Starting at Square One
  • BF 231: Grazing Management
  • BF 232: Commercial Sheep Production

Online Meat Goat Certification through Langston University 

  • Introducing Meat Goats 
  • Meat Goat Quality Assurance 
  • Meat Goat Management 
  • Meat Goat Facilities