Christine Pitcairn

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Looking to expand current operation.  Housing is a must.

Description of marketing method:

We market online and by word of mouth. 

Does this farmer have a business plan?

Yes

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Hudson Valley
    • Dutchess
    • Orange
    • Sullivan

Desired acreage:

11-20, 21-50, 51-100, >100

Infrastructure required:

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

Description of buildings required:

Housing for livestock, green house would be great but not ideal. 

Description of fencing required:

Fencing would be great but we own our own electric fence as well as metal livestock panels.

Crops and Livestock

Primary Livestock:

Equine, Goats/Sheep, Poultry

Description of livestock/crops:

We provide highly trained animal ambassadors for entertainment and education.  We also sell eggs.  We do not raise any animals for meat.  We are looking to expand our operation into growing vegetables, herbs and flowers.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, Partnership, Other Tenure Agreement

Additional Information

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

Unsure

Experience & education:

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

Experience description:

I have been working on a farm since I was a 5th grader.  I have managed farms and 3 years ago I spent a year working with a 3rd generation organic farmer.  I also learned how to work oxen and work fields with the oxen.