John Katz

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

I'm interested in providing capital to a farmer in need, via a sale and leaseback. I'm interested in purchasing land with an active operation, and leasing the land back to the farmer with the possibility of profit sharing if equitable. Lease terms are very negotioable and my intention is to be hands off. I'm looking for someone who needs capital and wants to continue their operation with potentially less overhead. Organic and sustainable / biodynamic farming preffered. 

Description of marketing method:

I would be purchasing all cash. No lender. No debt. I do not have a business plan as i'm interested in listening to a wide range of ideas. 

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Hudson Valley
    • Columbia
    • Delaware
    • Dutchess
    • Greene
    • Orange
    • Putnam
    • Rockland
    • Sullivan
    • Ulster
    • Westchester
  • Long Island
    • Nassau
    • Queens
    • Suffolk

Desired acreage:

1-5, 6-10, 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, Fencing, Electrical Access

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Ornamentals, Hay, Other Crops

Primary Livestock:

Cattle - Beef, Cattle - Dairy, Equine, Goats/Sheep, Pigs, Poultry, Other livestock

Description of livestock/crops:

While livestock is not a requirement, I'd only be interested in farms/farmers who treat animals one hundred percent ethically and with full respect.

Farmland Tenure

Additional Information

Experience description:

I've lived in New York my whole life. Went to a strong high school in Riverdale. Graduated University of Pennsylvania in 2012. I've been working in a family real estate business that I control for the past 7 years and would like to now explore my passion for real estate in a natural environment, in such a way that can provide benefit for people. I have no formal agricultural experience -- this is why I'm aiming to partner with a significantly experienced farmer who is able to seemlessly continue their operation after a sale.