Debra Ann Romano

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Farming Status and Plans

Years actively farming:


Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Registered 501c3 Not for Profit Charity: Ashokan Equestrian Center for Autistic Children Inc seeks IRS 170 transaction in exchange for significant tax deduction to donor, or exemptions for long term, low cost lease. In addition to organic gardening and egg production we rehabilitate unwanted mini-ponies and GIFT them to families with Special Needs Children.

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Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Hudson Valley
    • Sullivan
    • Ulster

Desired acreage:

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

Infrastructure required:

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

Description of buildings required:

Minimum 2 bedroom house Barn

Description of fencing required:

NO barbed wire

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:


Primary Livestock:

Equine, Goats/Sheep, Poultry

Description of livestock/crops:

Organic veggies Mini-Ponies Chickens ADGA registered Nubian Dairy Goats

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, Partnership, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options desired:

IRS section 170 transaction

Additional Information

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


Experience & education:

Farm owner

Experience description:

50+ Years livestock and organic gardening experience. Vet Tech courses w/3+ years Animal Hospital employment. CumLaude Bachelor's Degree. 15 years licensed Insurance Agent. Current owner: Quack'n'Holler Farm LLC. President: Ashokan Equestrian Center for Autistic Children Inc. Member: Rondout Valley Growers Association, American Dairy Goat Association, & Ulster Regional Chamber of Commerce (Featured in March 2020 newsletter)

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