Courtney Joseph

Currently working on a small-scale farm with several different types of animals. I am an NYS LVT looking to farm livestock and crops.

Preferred counties/regions

  • North Country
  • Lewis County
  • Mohawk Valley
  • Herkimer County
  • Oneida County

Desired acreage

  • 21-50
  • 51-100
  • >100

Farming Status

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

Currently farming full-time

Primary reason for farming

Farm will generate the majority of my income

Farming status, plans, and practices

I am currently looking for a farm in Oneida or Herkimer County. I would like to stay in the area (Holland Patent/Stueben NY) since I do help out my friend who has been sick for the past 3 years. I am willing to relocate if it is the right place. I am looking for a farm to purchase or rent to own. A little backstory, I am a NY Licensed Veterinary Technician. I have been working in the field for over 9 years. For the past two years, I have been helping my friend on their small-scale farm every day full-time and realized this is where my heart is at. I have a passion for what I have learned and will put in my all for my dreams to come true. I am looking to raise beef cattle specifically Highlands. I also want to raise pasture pork (Mangalica) and poultry. I also milk goats and have a breeding program I have been assisting with for the past few years. I also would like to be able to cut hay and plant some crops. Looking for 40 + acres, barn, house, and tillable land. Would like to see soil testing results and am willing to hear out all offers. Thank you for reading! 

Farm Experience & Education

  • Farm internship/apprenticeship
  • Farmer training or workshop
  • Formal agricultural education
  • Farm manager
  • On farm work experience

Worked on the farm on and off the past 7 years and full-time the past 3. I have experience with cattle, pigs, poultry, and goats. Also am taking agriculture classes through Cornell. 

Farming Plans and Practices

Farming method or practice

  • Organic (not certified)
  • Regenerative/Sustainable

Primary crops

  • black outline hay icon Hay
  • black outline maple icon Maple

Primary livestock

  • black outline cow icon Cattle - Beef
  • Black outline of a sheep Goats/Sheep
  • Black outline of a pig Pigs
  • Black outline of a chicken Poultry
  • black outline llama icon Other Livestock

Scottish Highlands, Mangalica pigs, chickens, geese, goats, and miniature donkeys.

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

Housing because I want my own home. Barns and fenced pastures would be nice but I can always build them on my own.

Desired Tenure

Tenure options desired

  • For Sale

Purchase a farm or rent to own. Will hear out all offers.

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

200,000 +

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