Joanna Sclafani

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

I'm looking to tend a small farm with my family, focused on rescued livestock and pasture health. Crops will be grown at a minimum and will be for personal use for the foreseeable future.

Description of marketing method:

None.

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Capital Area
    • Albany
  • Hudson Valley
    • Dutchess
    • Greene
    • Orange
    • Sullivan
    • 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, Water access, Fencing, Electrical Access

Description of buildings required:

Barn and other housing structures must be sound, safe/usable, and need little to no repair. Not picky about too many upgrades or luxuries. Cluttered and needing sprucing up or minor repairs/replacements is perfectly fine for us.

Description of water access required:

Water to the barn is important to us. Fresh water on the property is a plus and TRAVERSABLE water would be a dream come true for my aspiring fishing guide husband. Looking for a good well!

Description of fencing required:

Fencing requiring minimal repair is doable, but we are not looking to need to install all new fencing or completely replace what stands.

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Ornamentals, Hay

Primary Livestock:

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

Description of livestock/crops:

Focus in the future will be on caring for a small and varied population of rescued livestock animals. Immediate focus will be on improving and maintaining pasture health, and repairing and improving existing infrastructure. Crops will be grown at a minimum for our dietary needs, with a possible market garden being established in the future.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Sale

Description of tenure options desired:

Looking to buy this property as a primary residence and homesteading venture with my family, focusing on a small kitchen garden and rescued livestock.

Additional Information

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

Unsure

Experience & education:

Farmer training or workshop

Experience description:

I've apprenticed in horse rehabilitation and barn management for a short time and have extensive experience with animal rescue. This will be a long term family venture with a very gradual addition of animals.