Nathaniel Stephens

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Young organic farmers looking to expand our hay and grain acreage. We farm with our father who has had our farm certified organic since 1991. Looking for more land to help feed our dairy and beef cows as well as grow organic grain.

Description of marketing method:

We market to end users(other organic farmers) and organic feed mills.

Does this farmer have a business plan?

Yes

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Hudson Valley
    • Orange
    • Sullivan

Desired acreage:

21-50, 51-100, >100

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Grains, Hay

Primary Livestock:

Cattle - Beef, Cattle - Dairy

Description of livestock/crops:

Grass and legume hay, forage crops, corn, soybeans, small grains.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease

Description of tenure options desired:

Wanting to secure 5 year terms on leases. Cash rent only, no shares.

Additional Information

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

Yes

Experience & education:

Formal agricultural education, Farm owner, On farm work experience, Farm internship/apprenticeship

Experience description:

I've farmed with my family since childhood. We've raised dairy and beef cattle, sheep, hogs, poultry, produce, hay, and grain. We currently farm about 375 acres of land, all in organic production.