Ben Flanner

15 years of vegetable experience, owning and running a farm.

Preferred counties/regions

  • North Country
  • Clinton County
  • Essex County
  • Franklin County
  • Hamilton 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
  • Fulton County
  • Montgomery County
  • Schoharie County
  • Otsego County
  • Herkimer County
  • Oneida County
  • Central
  • Cortland County
  • Madison County
  • Onondaga County
  • Oswego County
  • Cayuga County
  • Finger Lakes
  • Livingston County
  • Monroe County
  • Ontario County
  • Seneca County
  • Wayne County
  • Yates County
  • Chenango County
  • Delaware County
  • Schuyler County
  • Tompkins County

Desired acreage

  • 11-20
  • 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 the majority of my income

Farming status, plans, and practices

Experienced at running 4+ acres of vegetable operations.

Farm Experience & Education

  • Farm owner
  • On farm work experience

Farming Plans and Practices

Farming method or practice

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

Primary crops

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

Primary livestock

  • No Livestock

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 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

Nothing else is required, but housing is a big plus.  Many of these are negotiable as well, depending on what can be setup.

Desired Tenure

Tenure options desired

  • For Sale
  • Other Tenure Agreement

Looking to purchase, or very long lease.

Has this farmer received a pre-qualification from a lending institution?

No

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

Yes

Ag Updates

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Retiro de Caminos hacia la agricultura

Retiro Caminos hacia la agricultura es una experiencia de aprendizaje de tres días para personas que tienen curiosidad sobre una carrera en la agricultura, pero no están segures de cómo empezar. La fecha de entrega para solicitudes es el 30 de abril de 2024 antes de las 12 p.m. EST. 

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Glynwood and GrowNYC Announce the Pathways to Farming Retreat

The Pathways to Farming Retreat is a three day learning experience for people who are curious about a career in farming but are unsure of how to start. This retreat will include hands-on service learning, introductory lessons about farming as a career, and opportunities to connect with a wide range of agriculture professionals from the Hudson Valley region. Application due by April 30th. 

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Sky High Farm Grant Opportunity for awards up to $25,000

Sky High will make at least $350,000 in grants (total) to individuals working in agriculture, food justice, and/or land sovereignty. Applications will be prioritized among those who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual, and those working in communities historically exploited and harmed by the existing industrial agricultural system. 
Aplicación disponible en español.

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2024 New York Cash Rent Survey

We get asked all the time what average rental rates are for a county or region! Cornell Cooperative Extension is working to survey farmers, farmland landowners, and agribusiness professionals to create an up-to-date snapshot of farmland rental rates and custom harvest fees. Your response to this survey will help us to provide the most accurate information! 

Survey Information Online Survey Link

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