Keith Hala

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Not currently farming, but searching for land to start up a business. Looking to have a diverse operation, but am very interested in maple syrup. Currently looking at properties that have qualities suitable for maple production. 

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Capital Area
    • Albany
    • Rensselaer
    • Saratoga
    • Washington
  • Hudson Valley
    • Columbia
    • Dutchess
    • Greene
    • Putnam
    • Ulster

Desired acreage:

11-20, 21-50, 51-100, >100

Infrastructure required:

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

Description of buildings required:

Searching for property that can serve as a home base for family. Any infrastructure included on the property would be a bonus. 

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Ornamentals, Hay, Other Crops

Description of livestock/crops:

Interested in a diverse operation, but have a specific interest in maple syrup and growing Christmas trees. 

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

Partnership, For Sale

Description of tenure options desired:

Interested in for sale opportunities or partnerships. May also be open to a long term lease or lease to own. 

Additional Information

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


Experience description:

No commercial farming, but have been a landscape contractor for 25 years along with a general manager of ski resort. Much experience with live stock (plants & shrub) and heavy equipment. BA Western State University Colorado