Dan Meihak

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Farming Status and Plans

Years actively farming:

10+

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

My family and I are intereted in creaitng a small, grass-fed, organic dairy. We have tried to estbablish this vision here in Colorado but the cost of water access makes it prohibitive.

Additionally we envision an opportunity to engage in some form of agri-tourism

Does this farmer have a business plan?

Yes

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
  • Hudson Valley
    • Columbia
    • Delaware
    • Dutchess
    • Greene
    • Orange
    • Putnam
    • Rockland
    • Sullivan
    • Ulster
    • Westchester
  • Long Island
    • Nassau
    • Queens
    • Suffolk

Desired acreage:

51-100, >100

Infrastructure required:

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

Description of infrastructure:

Would prefer to have an establsihed or retired milking barn along with drilled well or access to municipal water.

Description of buildings required:

Would prefer to have an establsihed or retired milking barn.

Description of water access required:

Prefer a drilled well or access to municipal water. Unwilling to pay for water rights.

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Grains, Hay, Other Crops

Primary Livestock:

Cattle - Dairy

Description of livestock/crops:

Want to establsih a grass-fed, organic dairy wiht end goal of selling fluid milk direclty to consumer and making grass-fed cheese product.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

Farm Management, For Lease, Partnership, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options desired:

will consider all

Additional Information

Experience & education:

Other

Experience description:

I am an experienced dairy farmer having managed my own operation for 15+ years. I have a B.S. degree in Agriculture from the University of Wisconsin.

I also have professional agribusiness experience gained while holding management position with the Holstein Associaiton USA, Inc. and Lely N.A., the company which sells and services Robotic milking equipment. Will provide resume on request.