Linda Stewart

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

My husband of 33 years and my best friend operate a Senior equine boarding facility for horses. We have been leasing a farm in Delaware County for eighteen years running a Senior boarding barn. Our present landowner who has been renting to us is currently putting the farm up for sale so we'd like to find another farm to manage. We are looking for long term of at least 3 to 5 years. We presently have boarders.

Description of marketing method:

Website social media

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Hudson Valley
    • Columbia
    • Dutchess
    • Greene
    • Ulster

Desired acreage:

51-100

Infrastructure required:

Onsite housing, Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Farm equipment, Water access, Fencing, Electrical Access

Description of buildings required:

We'd like a barn with at least fifteen stalls and hay & equiptment storage

Description of farm equipment required:

A tractor & loader possibly a manure spreader and hay equiptment.

Description of water access required:

water in the barn 

Description of fencing required:

electric rope or wood

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Hay

Primary Livestock:

Equine

Description of livestock/crops:

Hay fields would be nice and hay eqiuptment

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

Farm Management

Description of tenure options desired:

Management or Caretaking

Additional Information

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

Yes

Experience & education:

On farm work experience

Experience description:

25 years experience working and caring for horses especially older horses