Erin Ethier

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Farming Status and Plans

Years actively farming:

2-5

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Looking to purchase a farm with property. We currently raise chickens for eggs and I grow herbs for my herbal business. I am looking to expand what I grow and to have more room for teaching. We also plan to get sheep for wool.

Description of marketing method:

Prequalified through quicken loans. But looking to actually get funded through SEFCU.

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
  • Hudson Valley
    • Columbia
    • Delaware
    • Dutchess
    • Greene
    • Orange
    • Putnam
    • Rockland
    • Sullivan
    • Ulster
    • Westchester

Desired acreage:

21-50

Infrastructure required:

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

Description of infrastructure:

We would like to buy a whole farm or to rent a whole farm with the possiblity of purchasing down the road.

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Other Crops

Primary Livestock:

Goats/Sheep, Poultry

Description of livestock/crops:

We only keep chickens for eggs right now but would like to add sheep for wool production.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, Partnership, For Sale

Description of tenure options desired:

Mainly looking to purchase but willing to look into other options.

Additional Information

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

Yes

Experience & education:

Farm owner, On farm work experience