Antonio Prizio

I have farming experience on small dairy farms, pasteurizing and bottling on the farm selling to local markets and restaurants. My goal is to grow as a dairy farmer and have an opportunity to start my own farm or continue someone else’s.

Preferred counties/regions

  • North Country
  • Capital Region
  • Hudson Valley
  • Mohawk Valley
  • Central
  • Finger Lakes
  • Southern Tier
  • Western
  • Long Island
  • New York City

Desired acreage

  • 51-100
  • >100

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

I am not currently farming, but I am hoping to get back to dairy farming as soon as I can and have been trying to find an opportunity. I would love to learn to own my own dairy farm or continue someone else's farm or transition with someone who is retiring. Any opportunity to learn more as a dairy farmer is appreciated.

Farm Experience & Education

  • On farm work experience

Experience with a 200 acre farm milking 24 cows, pasteurizing, and bottling on the farm, selling to local markets, restaurants, and farm store on the farm. Organic (not certified) practices. 

Farming Plans and Practices

Farming method or practice

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

Primary crops

  • black outline hay icon Hay

Primary livestock

  • black outline dairy icon Cattle - Dairy

Farm business plan or farm resume

I do not have a business plan or farm resume

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

Due to being an emerging farmer, I am hoping for an opportunity with infrastructure that is already in place in order to maintain it. I have been looking into opportunities for grants and financing options but will be discussed with current farmer. I am very willing to relocate depending on the opportunity, but I would require housing. 

Desired Tenure

Tenure options desired

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

Ideally, an apprenticeship, long term transfer process, or long term financing plan for a sale of a property. Again, working with organizations to help with the transfer process if possible but I am also looking for any opportunity to learn through an apprenticeship as well.

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


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