patricia bylsma

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Farming Status and Plans

Years actively farming:

10+

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

We have been on our farm for 20 plus years. just recently it has been sold. We are desperately seeking a farm where we can continue breeding and raising beef cattle, goats, and possibly continue raising pigs as well.

Description of marketing method:

We have built a busisness on word of mouth.  By putting out top quality products we have done well with moving our product.

Does this farmer have a business plan?

Yes

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Hudson Valley
    • Columbia
    • Delaware
    • Dutchess
    • Greene
    • Orange
    • Putnam
    • Rockland
    • Sullivan
    • Ulster
    • Westchester
  • Southern Tier
    • Broome
    • Chemung
    • Tioga
  • Finger Lakes
    • Schuyler
    • Tompkins

Desired acreage:

51-100

Infrastructure required:

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

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Hay

Primary Livestock:

Cattle - Beef, Equine, Goats/Sheep, Pigs, Poultry

Description of livestock/crops:

We currently have 60 head if beef cattle, 60 goats and we are down to 15 pigs from over 200. We have started selling due to lack of a farm to move to. We have been farming for such a long time that it is heartbreaking to think this may be the end unless we find a place to continue.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

Farm Management, For Lease, Partnership

Additional Information

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

Yes

Experience & education:

On farm work experience, Other

Experience description:

Rin was born to a family of dairy farmers he has been farming his whole life. He has managed the farm we are living on now for 20 plus years. I have been farming for 12 years.