Alex Goddard

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Farming Status and Plans

Years actively farming:

Less than 2

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Seeking a small acreage to establish a strawberry farm. Primarily seeking land in Ulster County, but would consider other surrounding counties in the Hudson Valley. 

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

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

Desired acreage:

1-5

Infrastructure required:

Farm equipment, Water access

Description of infrastructure:

Ideally looking for someone with a 35hp+ tractor with a bed shaper and plastic mulch layer.  If not I potentially have access to a tractor and can buy a bed shaper/mulch layer.  Main requirement is water for irrigation. 

 

Description of water access required:

Water for irrigation, pond or well. 

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Fruits

Description of livestock/crops:

Fall planted plasticulture strawberries grown from plugs.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease

Description of tenure options desired:

Seeking a short term lease with option to renew. Would also consider partnering with a farming landowner. 

Additional Information

Experience & education:

Formal agricultural education, On farm work experience