Aaron Smith

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

I am a beginner farmer. I have WWOOFed on farms in New Zealand. I’ve been inspired by Richard Perkins and Joel Salatin to pursue regenerative agriculture. I have developed a 5 year start up plan for my first farm that would include organic vegetables, pastured layers, and pastured poultry. 

Description of marketing method:

Farm market, CSA, and restaurant sales.

Does this farmer have a business plan?

Yes

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Hudson Valley
    • Ulster

Desired acreage:

11-20, 21-50

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Ornamentals

Primary Livestock:

Poultry

Description of livestock/crops:

Organic vegetables and eggs. Broilers and turkeys.
Initially starting with some vegetables and poultry production. After 5 years the plan is to incorporate mushrooms, fruits, and to create compost. 

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Sale

Additional Information

Experience & education:

Farmer training or workshop

Experience description:

Farm hand on various organic operations in New Zealand. Vegetable, orchard, and vineyard experience.