Ashley Lovett

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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

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Central
    • Madison
    • Oneida
    • Otsego

Desired acreage:

51-100, >100

Infrastructure required:

Water access

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Hay

Primary Livestock:

Goats/Sheep

Description of livestock/crops:

We raise registered Romney Sheep.

Farmland Tenure

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. 

Additional Information

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

Yes

Experience & education:

Farm owner, On farm work experience

Experience description:

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.