Farming Status and Plans
Years actively farming:Less than 2
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
I am a beekeeper (apprenticed/educated through Mastersons) and certified artisan cheesemaker (Univeristy of Vermont) looking to purchase farmland to start an apiary, orchard, and sheep farm. I expect to be purchasing within the next 3 to 5 years (2022-2024).
Description of marketing method:
I am still in the early stages, as I don't plan to purchase for a few years yet.
Does this farmer have a business plan?In progress
- Finger Lakes
Desired acreage:1-5, 6-10, 11-20, 21-50
Infrastructure required:Water access, Electrical Access
Description of infrastructure:
I'd prefer that outbuildings and fencing be included, but its not necessary.
Crops and Livestock
Primary crops:Fruits, Other Crops
Primary Livestock:Goats/Sheep, Other livestock
Description of livestock/crops:
Orchards fruits (apple, European plum, quince). Possibly cane berries as well.
Sheep for dairy (wool is a bonus).
Bees (honey, hive-based products).
Tenure options desired:For Lease, For Sale
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Yes
Experience & education:On farm work experience, Farm internship/apprenticeship, Farmer training or workshop, Other
Formal education in cheesemaking. Current experience as a beekeeper.