DANIEL FOSS

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

I would like an opportunity to farm in a diverse ag community such as Orange County.  I have worked beef, dairy, and vegetable farms in my years in agriculture.  I have a veried resume but spent many years working with livestock.  My wife is well versed in vegetables as she was a grower in Ukraine on a family organic and commercial operation.  I am also associated with Cornell Cooperative Extension - Orange County as an Ag Project Cordinator/Gleaning assistant.

Description of marketing method:

I would like to market as a farm store/ market sale of animal products

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Hudson Valley
    • Orange

Desired acreage:

21-50, 51-100, >100

Infrastructure required:

Onsite housing, Water access, Electrical Access

Description of water access required:

I would at the very least need a place to procure water to feed chickens.  I would like to be able to water cattle or pigs as well.

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Ornamentals, Hay, Other Crops

Primary Livestock:

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

Description of livestock/crops:

I am looking to work with any type of acceptable animal.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

Farm Management, For Lease, Partnership

Description of tenure options desired:

I have a businees plan in progress only because I am open to many ideas of the land owner.  I am willing to work to do any project that is required.

Additional Information

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

Yes

Experience & education:

Farm owner, On farm work experience, Farm internship/apprenticeship

Experience description:

I was born into farming and was a farm owner.  I have aslo been employed as a Farm Manager and a regulr staff employee.  I have 40 years farming experience at all levels of agriculture