Farming Status and Plans
Years actively farming:6-10
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
I am a certified farm seeker in Virginia and North Carolina. I am also a member of Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship and have taken online courses. I also completed The University of Wisconsin at Madison beginning grass farmer course and I am currently studying The Savory Institute holistic management course.
Description of marketing method:
Contract production major coop with some direct marketing.
Does this farmer have a business plan?Yes
- Adirondack Region
- Capital Area
- Finger Lakes
- Hudson Valley
- Long Island
- Saint Lawrence Seaway Region
- Saint Lawrence
- Southern Tier
Infrastructure required:Onsite housing, Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Water access, Fencing
Description of infrastructure:
On farm housing, fencing and water are the most important.
Crops and Livestock
Primary crops:Vegetables, Grains, Hay
Primary Livestock:Cattle - Beef, Cattle - Dairy, Equine, Goats/Sheep, Pigs, Poultry
Description of livestock/crops:
I would like to focus on grass based dairy but I would like to have other complimentary ventures that would help diversify the farm.
Tenure options desired:Farm Management, For Lease, Other Tenure Agreement
Description of tenure options desired:
Farm internship or any type of learning or transitioning plan would work great.
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Yes
Experience & education:Formal agricultural education, On farm work experience, Farmer training or workshop
University of Wisconsin at Madison beginning grass based farming course Virginia certified farm seeker program North Carolina certified farm seeker program Savory Institute holistic course