Ryan Dreyer

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Farming Status and Plans

Years actively farming:

10+

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Animal Science graduate from Colorado State University. Grew up working on a small scale sustainable apple orchard in NJ, from there went to school for agriculture science working/interning for numerous CSA farms. Currently managing a 4,500 milking head holstein dairy looking to get my feet off cement and back on soil. My goals are to farm sustainably on land that produces multiple sources of income.

Description of marketing method:

direct to consumer, CSA. Farmers markets. Online sales.

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Adirondack Region
    • Clinton
    • Essex
    • Franklin
    • Hamilton
    • Warren
  • Capital Area
    • Albany
    • Fulton
    • Montgomery
    • Rensselaer
    • Saratoga
    • Schenectady
    • Schoharie
    • Washington
  • Central
    • Chenango
    • Cortland
    • Herkimer
    • Madison
    • Oneida
    • Onondaga
    • Oswego
    • Otsego
  • Finger Lakes
    • Cayuga
    • Livingston
    • Monroe
    • Ontario
    • Seneca
    • Schuyler
    • Tompkins
    • Wayne
    • Yates
  • Hudson Valley
    • Columbia
    • Delaware
    • Dutchess
    • Greene
    • Orange
    • Putnam
    • Rockland
    • Sullivan
    • Ulster
    • Westchester
  • Long Island
    • Nassau
    • Queens
    • Suffolk
  • New York City
    • Bronx
    • Kings (Brooklyn)
    • New York (Manhattan)
    • Richmond (Staten Island)
  • Saint Lawrence Seaway Region
    • Jefferson
    • Lewis
    • Saint Lawrence
  • Southern Tier
    • Allegany
    • Broome
    • Chemung
    • Steuben
    • Tioga
  • Western
    • Cattaraugus
    • Chautauqua
    • Erie
    • Genesee
    • Niagara
    • Orleans
    • Wyoming

Desired acreage:

21-50, 51-100, >100

Description of infrastructure:

Building prefered, however not opposed to construction.

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Hay, Other Crops

Primary Livestock:

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

Description of livestock/crops:

Regenerative grazing

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

Farm Management, Partnership, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement

Additional Information

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

Yes

Experience & education:

Formal agricultural education, On farm work experience, Farm internship/apprenticeship, Other