Robert Shaps

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Mamaroneck Union Free School District, located in Mamaroneck, NY is interested in developing/desiging a farm education program for students, parents, and staff. We seek to partner (lease or purchase) with a landowner to create an agricultural campus or satelite location to design agricultural, food science, sustainablity, and farming programs for 5,600 grades K - 12 students. 

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Hudson Valley
    • Dutchess
    • Orange
    • Putnam
    • Rockland
    • Westchester

Desired acreage:

6-10, 11-20, 21-50, 51-100

Infrastructure required:

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

Description of buildings required:

Barns, out buildings, etc.

Description of water access required:

Water access to maintain crops and support farm animals 

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Hay

Primary Livestock:

Goats/Sheep, Pigs, Poultry

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, Partnership, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options desired:

Interested in all opportunities that would allow the land to be used as potential site for a school district-based farm operation. 

Additional Information

Experience & education:

Formal agricultural education, Farm internship/apprenticeship