Farming Status and Plans
Years actively farming:Less than 2
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
I have begun a small orchard operation with my husband on our two acre plot. We would like to expand into stable subsitance livestock and more orchard and nursery operations. We would also like to provide local schools with access to us as a fieldtrip for students to pick their own produce, learn about subsistance farming, and basic homesteading. We are willing to assist schools free of charge. I personally want to encourage a back to nature approach with the area youth and encourage more community involvement in agriculture.
Description of marketing method:
Local marketing/trading/networking with other growers/producers, willing to provide to local school districts
Does this farmer have a business plan?In progress
- Adirondack Region
Description of infrastructure:
willing to restore infrastructure as needed
Crops and Livestock
Primary crops:Vegetables, Fruits, Hay
Primary Livestock:Cattle - Beef, Pigs
Description of livestock/crops:
Fruit trees personally propogated: Cherry, apple (several varieties), pear, peach, plumb...Berry bushes: raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, strawberry, honeyberry....growing pumpkins, tomatos, cucumbers, etc.
Livestock: 16-20 head beef cattle, 2-3 pigs, possibly poultry at a later date
Tenure options desired:For Lease, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement
Description of tenure options desired:
Would like ownership, willing to lease to own if absolutely necessary
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Unsure
Experience & education:On farm work experience, Other
Raised by a large farming family, have experience from youth in subsistance produce and caring for cattle.