Mike Antonellis

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Farming Status and Plans

Years actively farming:

10+

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Hay, Beef and vegtable farm. Looking to expand our hay operation to meet the growing demands of Quality horse hay. 

Description of marketing method:

We are and ever growing hay operation going into horse hay market. Word of mouth has grown our business yearly, with some simple online marketing we will be able to grow even larger. 

Does this farmer have a business plan?

Yes

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Adirondack Region
    • Clinton
    • Essex
    • Franklin
    • Hamilton
    • Warren
  • Capital Area
    • Albany
    • Fulton
    • Montgomery
    • Rensselaer
    • Saratoga
    • Schenectady
    • Schoharie
    • Washington
  • Hudson Valley
    • Columbia
    • Delaware
    • Dutchess
    • Greene
    • Orange
    • Putnam
    • Rockland
    • Sullivan
    • Ulster
    • Westchester

Desired acreage:

>100

Infrastructure required:

Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops

Description of infrastructure:

Pole barns would be ideal for hay storage. free stall barns would work as well. Anything with open storage that can be accesssed with machinery 

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Grains, Hay

Description of livestock/crops:

Looking for mostly hay ground our good tillable ground that can be seeded down to hay

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, Partnership, For Sale

Description of tenure options desired:

Ideally would preffer a long term lease 5-10 years for the right property and location we would be willing to buy. Also are open to working with a current operator of the farm to help grow a working relationship to move his product. 

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

Experience description:

Bachelor degree from suny cobleskill in Ag equipment tech

Associate degree from Suny cobleskill in Ag Business. 

Fourth generation farmer, currently farming hay, vegtables and beef