Bill Spencer

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Farming Status and Plans

Years actively farming:

10+

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

We've built Windrose Farm starting in 1990 to now.  We're are selling at as low a price possible to the next generation.  We seek to find a good livable home and some farm or farmable ground to to offer to young farmers and assist in an organic byodynamicly based farm.  

Description of marketing method:

We are seeking to mentor, and help young local farmers to choose what to grow, & market.

Does this farmer have a business plan?

No

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Adirondack Region
    • Clinton
    • Essex
    • Franklin
    • Hamilton
    • Warren
  • Finger Lakes
    • Cayuga
    • Livingston
    • Monroe
    • Ontario
    • Seneca
    • Schuyler
    • Tompkins
    • Wayne
    • Yates

Desired acreage:

1-5, 6-10, 11-20, 21-50

Infrastructure required:

Onsite housing, Water access, Electrical Access

Description of infrastructure:

First we need a good all season home 1,400 to 1,800 sq ft, two car garage & shop attached, barn.  And some farmaable land, with power, water, etc.

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits

Primary Livestock:

Goats/Sheep, Poultry

Description of livestock/crops:

As California farmers, with a great deal of Western farming,  we must now learn what it best for the climate and soils in each area we may find.

Farmland Tenure

Additional Information

Experience & education:

Formal agricultural education, Farm owner, On farm work experience, Farmer training or workshop

Experience description:

A great deal, orchards, row crops, pasture, meat sheep (all aspects). Building, design all manor of equipment, 60 + years working on farm, & manufacturing.  We have much to share as need be.