Lisa Toth

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Dairy Farmer ~ Holsteins as well as goats. In search of a farm with a home for Lease or “Rent-to-Own” scenario. Our plan is to have a Goat Dairy, and open a Creamery within the community, offering a variety of cheese, yogurt, and other dairy products from our farm as well as local farms.

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Desired acreage:

21-50, 51-100, >100

Infrastructure required:

Onsite housing, Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Water access, Fencing

Description of buildings required:

We need a home to live in. For the goats, we need the dairy barn/milking parlor. We also need a barn for the babies, and a storage barn for feed.

Description of fencing required:

Fencing high enough to keep goats safely within.

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Hay

Primary Livestock:

Goats/Sheep, Poultry

Description of livestock/crops:

I have chickens and would like to include quail ~ all for eggs.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease

Description of tenure options desired:

We are currently looking to lease, but would like to have a “rent-to-own” scenario.

Additional Information

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

Unsure

Experience & education:

Formal agricultural education, Farm owner, On farm work experience, Farm internship/apprenticeship, Farmer training or workshop

Experience description:

My husband has farmed his whole life. He has a great deal of experience in making cheese and yogurt. I have owned and operated a Montessori School (specializing in children ages 3 - kindergarten) for 15 years. During the summer months, I offered  “Farm Camp” for children, on the farm, as well as running a Farm Store on the farm ~ both of which were greatly successful.