Farming Status and Plans
Years actively farming:2-5
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
Currently running a small but successful wool & pastured lamb (off-grid) operation on 6 leased acres in Verona, NY. We have plans to expand to 100+ head, add pastured poultry and pursue organic certification.
Description of marketing method:
We market on social media, have a website and sell directly to local customers at markets and sheep shows.
Does this farmer have a business plan?In progress
Desired acreage:51-100, >100
Infrastructure required:Water access
Crops and Livestock
Description of livestock/crops:
We raise registered Romney Sheep.
Tenure options desired:For Lease, For Sale
Description of tenure options desired:
We are looking for a good fit with a farm owner that believes in the preservation of agricultural land. We love old structures and the idea of maintaining/restoring them for generations to come.
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Yes
Experience & education:Farm owner, On farm work experience
I started our farm with the guidance of a few excellent mentors (farmers) and a class at the local extension office. I am otherwise self-taught as I am a first generation farmer, so I read everything I can get my hands on. I do have an animal science background (vet tech), so that has helped me occasionally along the way.