Farming Status and Plans
Years actively farming:Less than 2
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
Patrick is seeking a farm property to purchase so that he and his family can start up a diversified agricultural operation. They are in the early stages of planning, but they are seeking land in the Capital Area and Upper Hudson Valley to get their plans underway. They also may be interested in having a farmer parnter or hiring a farm manager as they progress with thier plans.
Does this farmer have a business plan?In progress
Desired acreage:51-100, >100
Description of infrastructure:
Some infrastructure is preferred like barns, water, and electric access. Parcels without infrastructure would also be considered if the land was already in ag use and was partially cleared.
Crops and Livestock
Primary crops:Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Ornamentals, Hay, Other Crops
Primary Livestock:Cattle - Beef, Cattle - Dairy, Equine, Goats/Sheep, Pigs, Poultry, Other livestock
Description of livestock/crops:
Looking to pursue a diverse farm operation. Patrick and his son are interested in raising heritage and threatened livestock breeds, his wife wants to grow grapes, and they also want to have a market garden.
Tenure options desired:Partnership, For Sale
Description of tenure options desired:
Looking to purchase land to start up a new operation. The partnership would be with a likeminded farmer who has agricultural experience that could help manage the property and/or assist with helping to get the business off the ground.
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Yes
Experience & education:Other
Patrick has years of experience running his own business (non-ag) and his son, who will be partnered with him on this project has finance and business management experience. Looking to start up a farm as a retirement project with his son who will eventually take of the business full time.