Brian Lenhard, Park View Farm

Looking to increase production of pasture raised livestock and need more land.

Preferred counties/regions

  • Livingston County
  • Wyoming County

Desired acreage

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

Farming Status

Beginning farmer: 10 years or less of experience managing a farm business

Currently farming part-time

Primary reason for farming

Farm will generate the majority of my income

Farming status, plans, and practices

We own and operate a small farm producing pasture-raised meat and eggs.  Our current offerings include chicken, eggs, pork, turkey, and lamb.  All pasture-raised and organically fed.  We sell direct to consumer mainly with retail cuts at the farmers market but also some bulk pork sales.  We would like to join another farmers market or two as well as explore some wholesale accounts.  We are selling everything we produce now and in order to increase production we will need more land.  Managing more land will also allow us to have more of an impact building soil with rotational grazing.

Farm Experience & Education

  • Farm owner

Farm owner also working full-time as an accountant.  College graduate.

Farming Plans and Practices

Farming method or practice

  • Organic (not certified)
  • Regenerative/Sustainable

Primary crops

  • No Crops

Primary livestock

  • Black outline of a sheep Goats/Sheep
  • Black outline of a pig Pigs
  • Black outline of a chicken Poultry

We currently raise Cornish cross broilers, production layers, broad breasted white turkeys, Idaho pasture pigs, and katahdin/white dorper sheep.

Marketing Method

We sell direct to consumer utilizing an email list, social media, website store, and in-person sales at the farmers market.

Farm business plan or farm resume

My business plan or farm resume is in progress

Farmland Needs

Infrastructure required

  • black outline barn with silo icon Barns - Livestock
  • black outline electrical icon Electrical access
  • Black outline of a fence Fencing
  • No infrastructure
  • Black outline of a water drop Water access

Livestock barn, fencing, water, and electic would all be helpful but not necessarily essential.  Most important thing is proximity to our current farm/home.  

Desired Tenure

Tenure options desired

  • For Lease
  • For Sale


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

Unsure at this time. Just starting the process and looking for information/options.

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


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