Farming Status and Plans
Years actively farming:2-5
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
My farming practices were developed in regenerative livestock grazing. As a laborer I've worked closely with meat sheep, heritage hogs, beef cattle, chickens, turkeys, ducks, and rabbits. I also have experience with apples, timber, maple sugaring, and beekeeping. I'm a trained butcher and my goal is to provide good, ethical meat products through a CSA, farmers market, or wholesale to restaurants. I am not currently managing livestock but I freelance butchery/slaughter/processing demos in the Capital Area. I just need land to graze so I can get back into farming full time and start a business.
My partner and I are interested in land and soil conservation and clean, renewable energy. Think agrivoltaics... We're passionate about keeping land out of the hands of developers!
Preferred locations: within 45 minutes of Albany, NY with housing.
Does this farmer have a business plan?In progress
- Capital Area
- Hudson Valley
Desired acreage:21-50, 51-100
Infrastructure required:Onsite housing, Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Water access, Electrical Access
Crops and Livestock
Primary crops:Hay, Other Crops
Primary Livestock:Cattle - Beef, Goats/Sheep, Pigs, Poultry, Other livestock
Tenure options desired:Farm Management, For Lease, Partnership, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement
Description of tenure options desired:
Ideally seeking a property which the owners wish to farm, or a farm business that is established that the owner would like to find a successor for. Would consider a lease-to-own arrangement. Also interested in gaining farm management experience.