Alex Macmillen

Seeking future farm opportunity! Would be starting a u-pick and greenhouse growing business.
Looking for a place for me and my wife to purchase in Central New York (Oneida, Chenango, Madison, or Northern Otsego county's).

Preferred counties/regions

  • Mohawk Valley
  • Otsego County
  • Oneida County
  • Central
  • Madison County
  • Chenango County

Desired acreage

  • 21-50
  • 51-100

Farming Status

Established farmer: Over 10 years of farm management experience or ownership

Currently farming full-time

Primary reason for farming

Farm will generate a portion of my income

Farming status, plans, and practices

Currently partnered helping run upick operation in cny on leased ground. Looking for my future place to call our own. Would be looking to start or purchase existing greenhouse business / upick fruit farm with on site market 

Farm Experience & Education

  • Farm owner
  • On farm work experience

Born and raised on a produce farm in 2005 I partnered with my father and helped run his business until 2012.. since 2013 I partnered with a neighbor helping him build and grow his upick and and fruit farm bringing on board vegetable production and learning the skill of producing fruits

Farming Plans and Practices

Farming method or practice

  • Conventional

Primary crops

  • black outline of a carrot Vegetables
  • black outline apple icon Fruits
  • black outline of a flower Flowers or Ornamentals

Primary livestock

  • black outline llama icon Other Livestock

Looking to bring a strawberry and vegetable farm to where ever I end up.  Last season I produced over 20,000 lbs of strawberries on 6 acres

Marketing Method

On farm marketing. Would like to establish upick and farm market

Farm business plan or farm resume

I have a farm resume

Farmland Needs

Infrastructure required

  • black outline house icon Farmer housing
  • Black outline of a water drop Water access

Looking for either a blank slate where we can build or a piece of property with a house and possibly a barn as we have a bunch of rescue animals. 

Desired Tenure

Tenure options desired

  • For Sale

Looking to purchase a piece of property to develope into our own u-pick farm market. 

Estimated price range for a lease or a purchase of a farm property

100000 - 275000

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