Stephen DeFrank

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Goals to steward land and either continue or regenerate the lands use in accordance with its natural tendencies and abilities. Farm with the land to produce food for family, community and particularly for those in need. Utilizing regenerative farming and biodynamic practices along with permaculture principles we hope to create a long term home and agricultural landscape to pass on to the next generation.

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Finger Lakes
    • Seneca
    • Schuyler
    • Tompkins

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, Fencing, Electrical Access

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Grains

Primary Livestock:

Goats/Sheep, Pigs, Poultry

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement

Additional Information

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


Experience & education:

Farmer training or workshop, Other

Experience description:

Currently enrolled in Cornell Small Farms programs.