Blake Hill

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

I am currently managing a 2 acre flower operation in Dutchess County. I am interested in exploring land options to start my own operation that will be no more then 2-3 acres in production, at any time. I would love the opportunity to rotate fields and ensure proper cover cropping practices of the areas not being used.

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Hudson Valley
    • Columbia
    • Dutchess
    • Ulster

Desired acreage:

1-5, 6-10

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Other Crops

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease

Description of tenure options desired:

I am open to a short or long term lease. If we have a good relationship and understanding of what we are doing together, I am very open to exploring a longer term lease and investing in that land. 

Additional Information

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

Yes

Experience & education:

On farm work experience, Farm internship/apprenticeship

Experience description:

I have been growing vegetables and flowers for 7 years. I have an intimate knowledge of many different agricultural business models, as both a manager and employee. I am willing to work hard to build my business and know what it takes to put myself, and my products, out there to be successful. I have been growing the past two years in Northern Dutchess County and would love to build my business here.