PAUL CRONEN

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

We are not currently farming but seeking a location to establish a lamb farm. Our initial year would begin with 30 adult sheep on the property and an estimated 30 lambs birthed to total 60 animals on the property. Acrage needed for these 60 is minimum 15 acres with plans to double operation in the next year or two.

Description of marketing method:

We plan to explore all marketing options including direct to consumer and wholesale.

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Hudson Valley
    • Dutchess
    • Putnam

Desired acreage:

11-20, 21-50

Infrastructure required:

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

Description of buildings required:

A barn to hold 60 sheep with storage for feed.

Description of water access required:

Either pond/spring with pasture access or a plumbed water source near the building.

Description of fencing required:

15 plus acres fenced in for the livestock.

Crops and Livestock

Primary Livestock:

Goats/Sheep, Poultry

Description of livestock/crops:

Sheep, lambs, guardian llamas, and ranged chickens.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease

Description of tenure options desired:

Five year lease.

Additional Information

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

Yes

Experience & education:

Farm internship/apprenticeship, Farmer training or workshop

Experience description:

I grew up working on my parents horse farm and working on my grandfathers beef farm.