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
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 Livestock:Goats/Sheep, Poultry
Description of livestock/crops:
I have chickens and would like to include quail ~ all for eggs.
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.
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
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.