David Mostue-Nesbit

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Farming Status and Plans

Years actively farming:


Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

David is a 4th generation farmer in Oregon, farming full-time for over 14 years. He operated the most diverse farm in Oregon for many years, growing grains, beans, corn, and row crops. He also teaches for Oregon State University farm extension and runs an agricultural consulting business. Kat is a nurse practitioner and will be working in Ithaca. We have two children. We are looking for a farm in NY within a commutable distance to Ithaca. 

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Finger Lakes
    • Cayuga
    • Livingston
    • Monroe
    • Ontario
    • Seneca
    • Schuyler
    • Tompkins
    • Wayne
    • Yates
  • Southern Tier
    • Allegany
    • Broome
    • Chemung
    • Steuben
    • Tioga

Desired acreage:

21-50, 51-100, >100

Infrastructure required:

Water access

Description of infrastructure:

We plan to build from scratch.

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Hay, Other Crops

Primary Livestock:

Cattle - Beef, Cattle - Dairy, Goats/Sheep, Pigs, Poultry, Other livestock

Description of livestock/crops:

We plan to operate a diverse farm, growing and raising a "full-diet" set of crops and livestock.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

Farm Management, For Sale

Description of tenure options desired:

Will consider farm management for the right opportunity/salary. We also plan to buy farmland. 

Additional Information

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Experience & education:


Experience description:

David is a 4th generation farmer with extensive lifelong experience in crops, livestock, equipment maintenance, and infrastructure maintenance. He is also an instructor for Oregon State University, and a professional farming consultant. Resume upon request.