Allie Jeffrey

I am an emerging farmer looking for an experienced mentor that is willing to pass on their agricultural/horticultural knowledge. I have extensive experience creating and teaching agriculture-based curricula through Cornell Cooperative Extension and would love to partner with a farm that values education.

Ag/Hort Experience:
-5+ years growing backyard organic vegetables,
-3+ years as a hobbyist beekeeper,
-2 years of experience working as a 4-H educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension - teaching youth about beef/dairy cattle, meat/dairy goats, sheep, llamas/alpacas, horses, donkeys, poultry and a variety of fruits/vegetables,
-Will soon be completing required hours for Master Food Preserver Certification.

Preferred counties/regions

  • Columbia County
  • Greene County
  • Dutchess County
  • Ulster County

Desired acreage

  • 5 or fewer
  • 6-10
  • 11-20
  • 21-50

Farming Status

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

Not currently farming

Primary reason for farming

Farm will generate a portion of my income

Farming status, plans, and practices

I am currently a hobbyist gardener and beekeeper, but would be interested in transitioning to full-time farming if I am able to find a suitable partnership. I am most interested in working with cattle, sheep and/or poultry, but I am open to other options. I plan to pursue my Master's degree in agricultural education in a few years once I gain more hands-on experience.

Farm Experience & Education

  • Farm internship/apprenticeship
  • Farmer training or workshop
  • On farm work experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology
  • 2 years of experience as a 4-H educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension managing their special needs, afterschool, and summer programs.
    • Created and taught curricula on beef/dairy cattle, meat/dairy goats, sheep, llamas/alpacas, horses, donkeys, poultry and a variety of fruits/vegetables,
  • 5+ years growing backyard organic vegetables,
  • 3+ years as a hobbyist beekeeper, 
  • Will soon be completing required hours for Master Food Preserver Certification.

Farming Plans and Practices

Farming method or practice

  • Biodynamic
  • Conventional
  • Organic (certified)
  • Organic (not certified)
  • Regenerative/Sustainable

Primary crops

  • black outline of a carrot Vegetables
  • black outline apple icon Fruits
  • black outline of a flower Flowers or Ornamentals
  • black outline of a wheat germ Grains
  • black outline hay icon Hay
  • black outline maple icon Maple
  • black outline other crops icon Other Crops

Primary livestock

  • black outline cow icon Cattle - Beef
  • black outline dairy icon Cattle - Dairy
  • Black outline of a sheep Goats/Sheep
  • Black outline of a chicken Poultry
  • Black outline of a bee Bees
  • black outline llama icon Other Livestock

I have general experience with all of the listed livestock, however I am mostly interested in cattle, sheep and poultry.

I am open to learning about any available crops on the farm. I have the most experience with vegetables.

Marketing Method

I have significant experience marketing products and services through websites and social media, as well as experience with festivals and farmer's markets.

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 tractor icon Equipment
  • Black outline of a fence Fencing
  • No infrastructure

Infrastructure requirements depend on livestock and crops available.

Currently located in Columbia County, if relocation is required housing may be necessary.

Desired Tenure

Tenure options desired

  • Business Partnership
  • Farm Management
  • Cooperative Model
  • Other Tenure Agreement

Currently looking for a mentorship or partnership opportunity. Not currently looking to lease or purchase, but would definitely be interested in the future.

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


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