Jessica Schmitz

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Currently living in South Brooklyn, I am a fiber artist with who raises angora rabbits for spinning/ felting/ dyeing fiber. Ideally I'm looking for a space that would allow more room for a natural dye garden and more fiber animals, in addition to a sustainable food farming practice. 

Description of marketing method:

I work full time at a marketing agency in Midtown Manhattan (a fully remote position). From creative brand development and email marketing to influencer outreach and social media campaigns, digital marketing is my area of expertise. 

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Hudson Valley
    • Westchester

Desired acreage:

1-5, 6-10

Infrastructure required:

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

Description of buildings required:

I am looking for a 1000+ barn and separate housing- tiny house works! 

Description of water access required:

Running water in or near barn.

Crops and Livestock

Primary Livestock:

Goats/Sheep, Other livestock

Description of livestock/crops:

I raise angora rabbits

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, Partnership, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options desired:

Open to suggestions!

Additional Information

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

Unsure

Experience description:

I have an undergraduate and masters degree in music and 10+ years experience as a digital marketer. I've raised anogra rabbits on my micro urban farm for 4 years.