Kyle Smith

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Kyle previously had been working on his family dairy farm and was in a position to take over the farm until unforeseen circumstances caused them to sell the herd. Now Kyle is searching for a farm and a farmer that would continue to mentor him. He hopes to build upon his experience and eventually move into either a farm management position or go into a postilion where he could take over a farm for a farmer who is looking to retire. He is hardworking and enjoys working on a farm.  He has expressed interest in Dairy Grazers Apprenticeship and is in the process of finding out more information about how to apply. 

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Capital Area
    • Albany
    • Rensselaer
    • Saratoga
    • Washington
  • Hudson Valley
    • Columbia
    • Dutchess
    • Greene
    • Orange
    • Putnam
    • Rockland
    • Sullivan
    • Ulster
    • Westchester

Desired acreage:

>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 Livestock:

Cattle - Dairy

Description of livestock/crops:

Kyle has expierence and wants to persue a career on a dairy farm. 

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

Farm Management, Partnership, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options desired:

The ideal situation for Kyle would be to find a farmer looking to mentor him so that he would be able to eventually be ready to own or lease his own farm. He is interested in working with a farmer who is looking to eventually transfer his farm. 

Additional Information

Experience & education:

Farm internship/apprenticeship, Farmer training or workshop

Experience description:

Previously spent a few years working on a family owned dairy farm in Chenango County.