Hello! My partner and I are looking to lease land in 2024 to start a pastured broiler enterprise. In the long-term, our vision is a regenerative farm on permanent land involving a market garden, silvopasture-raised animals, and perennial crops.

Preferred counties/regions

  • North Country
  • Clinton County
  • Saint Lawrence County
  • Essex County
  • Franklin County
  • Hamilton County
  • Jefferson County
  • Lewis County
  • Capital Region
  • Albany County
  • Columbia County
  • Greene County
  • Rensselaer County
  • Saratoga County
  • Schenectady County
  • Warren County
  • Washington County
  • Hudson Valley
  • Dutchess County
  • Ulster County
  • Sullivan County
  • Orange County
  • Putnam County
  • Westchester County
  • Rockland County
  • Mohawk Valley
  • Fulton County
  • Montgomery County
  • Schoharie County
  • Otsego County
  • Herkimer County
  • Oneida County
  • Central
  • Cortland County
  • Madison County
  • Onondaga County
  • Oswego County
  • Cayuga County
  • Genesee County
  • Livingston County
  • Orleans County
  • Wyoming County
  • Monroe County
  • Ontario County
  • Seneca County
  • Wayne County
  • Yates County

Desired acreage

  • 5 or fewer
  • 6-10

Farming Status

Emerging farmer: 2 years or more of on farm work experience

Not currently farming

Primary reason for farming

Farm will generate the majority of my income

Farming status, plans, and practices

Neither of us are currently working in farming. We are saving money with a vision for a regenerative farm business in mind.

In the short-term, we are looking to lease land to raise pastured broilers.

We will eventually be looking for a permanent location to start a bigger regenerative farm operation involving an organic no-dig permanent raised bed market garden and rotationally-grazed animals in a silvopasture system that is also producing perennial fruit and nut crops. We are dedicated to practices that regenerate landscapes and leave them better off for future generations. The vision we have for our farm in the longterm is a space where we are growing topsoil, healing water tables, supporting domestic and wild biodiversity, maintaining a living seedbank from which we can share useful plants, experimenting with the assisted migration of domestic and wild species as the climate changes, and educating people on ecology, food, regenerative agriculture, and history. 

Right now, we are simply looking to lease land for a pastured broiler operation in 2024. 

Farm Experience & Education

  • Farm internship/apprenticeship
  • Farmer training or workshop
  • On farm work experience

My background is primarily in organic vegetable production, and I have many years of working experience with every technical aspect of that work. I've also worked in two plant nurseries, and I have experience with landscape design work and landscape installation. I've taken permaculture courses and apprenticed at a permaculture education space. My partner's education and work experience is as a horticulturist and outdoors/wilderness skills educator. We both have hands-on experience with caring for and slaughtering chickens, turkeys, and ducks on a small, homestead scale, as well as with dressing down and processing hunted animals. My partner also has years of experience as a serious organic vegetable gardener. We are currently enrolled in an online regenerative farming masterclass which starts this Winter, which will be going into pastured broilers in detail. 

Farming Plans and Practices

Farming method or practice

  • Organic (not certified)
  • Regenerative/Sustainable

Primary crops

  • No Crops

Primary livestock

  • Black outline of a chicken Poultry

Farm business plan or farm resume

My business plan or farm resume is in progress

Farmland Needs

Infrastructure required

  • black outline barn icon Barns - Equipment Storage
  • black outline barn with silo icon Barns - Livestock
  • black outline electrical icon Electrical access
  • black outline house icon Farmer housing
  • Black outline of a water drop Water access

We are open to various housing arrangements, but would like to have some privacy if possible. Ideally, we would have a space of our own to live in while we lease the spot. A much welcome bonus would be space to garden for our personal vegetable needs. 

The most important infrastructure would be water access, electricity access for electric fencing etc, spaces to store equipment, and a space to construct or refurbish/use as a brooder. Cooler or freezer space on-site or nearby for processed animals is also needed. An FSIS certified slaughtery on-site would be amazing, though might be a rare find. 

Desired Tenure

Tenure options desired

  • For Lease

Looking for a simple lease agreement. We are still assessing where we would like to go regionally for the long-term. This is meant to be a temporary arrangement of a season or two.

Will this operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?


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