Gerald Barth

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

My fiancé and I currently live in the city of Rochester and grow as much as we can in the yard but we would like to buy a farm with the intention of raising goats, chickens and ducks as well as growing various crops. We want to do everything as organically and sustainably as possible. She has a masters degree in sustainable agriculture and I have always gardened but don't have much experience on a farm yet

Does this farmer have a business plan?

No

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Finger Lakes
    • Cayuga
    • Livingston
    • Monroe
    • Ontario
    • Seneca
    • Wayne
    • Yates

Desired acreage:

1-5, 6-10, 11-20

Infrastructure required:

Onsite housing

Description of infrastructure:

We are looking for a farm we could live on with some amount of tillable land and a barn for storage and livestock

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Other Crops

Primary Livestock:

Goats/Sheep, Poultry

Description of livestock/crops:

We are open to trying whatever crop suits the land but would like to grow a variety of organic vegetables. Goats, chickens and ducks are the only livestock we are really interested in.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

Partnership, For Sale

Additional Information

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

Yes

Experience & education:

Formal agricultural education