Farming Status and Plans
Years actively farming:2-5
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
We are currently raising almost 200 chickens and planning on expanding the flock to 1500 and to add cows all on rotational grazing systems
We are actively looking to lease or a partnership a farm that has sufficient pasture land to hold the chickens, cows ect, on rotational grazing land. We are looking to grow up to an acre of intensive vegetables as a market gardening with hoop house and open fields.
Description of marketing method:
Direct to consumer though a CSA and other methods to sell directly to the end user.
Does this farmer have a business plan?In progress
- Hudson Valley
Desired acreage:21-50, 51-100, >100
Infrastructure required:Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Farm equipment, Water access, Fencing, Electrical Access
Description of infrastructure:
we are looking to have access to a barn, water, and electric and some small vicales to move things around the farm.
Description of buildings required:
We would need a barn to house the tools, feed, hay and supplies. the cows and chickens will be raised out on the pasture and mobile chicken coops.
Description of farm equipment required:
ATV, UTV, and a small tractors occasionally.
Description of water access required:
We need access to a working well. if there are water lines out to the feld that would be great.
Description of fencing required:
We will need high deer fence around the planting area. The livestock will be fenced with temp electric fencing.
Crops and Livestock
Primary crops:Vegetables, Fruits, Hay
Primary Livestock:Cattle - Beef, Goats/Sheep, Poultry
Description of livestock/crops:
We are looking raise meat and egg layer chickens, cows, lamb. We are looking to grow up to an acre of intensive vegetables as a market garden with hoop house and open fields.
Tenure options desired:Farm Management, For Lease, Partnership, Other Tenure Agreement
Description of tenure options desired:
To lease the farm, to form a partnership with farm owner and we are open to other arrangments.
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Yes
Experience & education:On farm work experience, Farmer training or workshop
We are currently raising almost 200 chickens and have completed a couse on intesive no-till market gardning.