Mike Mcgurren

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Farming Status and Plans

Years actively farming:

2-5

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Looking for farm land with housing. Interested in self sustainable, regenerative processes, holistically organic, creating a resource for future generations.

Description of marketing method:

Direct marketing, through internet, farmers markets, and Co-Ops.

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
  • 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:

>100

Infrastructure required:

Onsite housing, Water access, Electrical Access

Description of infrastructure:

Need at least 3 bed room, 1 bath, access to water and electricity for livestock 

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Hay

Primary Livestock:

Cattle - Beef, Goats/Sheep, Poultry

Description of livestock/crops:

Would like to focus on pasture raised, livestock, utilizing rotational grazing and local forages.  Open to any and all revenue streams.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, For Sale

Additional Information

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

Yes

Experience & education:

Formal agricultural education, Farm owner, Farmer training or workshop

Experience description:

Grew up on a small homestead in VA, looking to change careers and get back to land and livestock.  Have brushed up recently through University of Mount Olive & NC State school of agriculture.