David Atlas

My wife and I are looking for a farm we can start working on in NY State, I have been farming in FL and VT since 2014. I am a certified permaculture designer and use sustainable ag methods, my wife is an ag-science communicator for extension and MG.

Preferred counties/regions

  • North Country
  • Capital Region
  • Hudson Valley
  • Mohawk Valley
  • Central
  • Finger Lakes
  • Southern Tier
  • Western

Desired acreage

  • 6-10
  • 11-20
  • 21-50
  • 51-100
  • >100

Farming Status

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

Currently farming full-time

Primary reason for farming

Farm will generate the majority of my income

Farming status, plans, and practices

Currently I am working on a certified organic farm in central florida. I owned 2 farms preciously, both on leased land that fell apart when my lease expired. I worked on 3 farms in VT and have been farming since 2014. I am trying to find land access with the possibility of purchase or lease-to- own. I want to begin by farming vegitables and poultry, adding orchards and more livestock along the way along with an agroforestry element. 

Farm Experience & Education

  • Farm owner
  • Farm manager
  • On farm work experience

I have been farming since 2014, and I am a certified permaculture designer. I have worked on several farms in Vermont and owned 2 farms in Florida. I also have a culinary background and experience with livestock and maple. 

My wife has a BS in Ag Comunications. 

Farming Plans and Practices

Farming method or practice

  • Biodynamic
  • Organic (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 maple icon Maple
  • black outline other crops icon Other Crops

Primary livestock

  • Black outline of a sheep Goats/Sheep
  • Black outline of a chicken Poultry
  • Black outline of a bee Bees

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

Some farm equipment access would be ideal, as well as a barn/covered area for produce prep/storage. electric for coolers and irrigation would be great as well. We do need some on site housing, weather that be a house or apartment. Housing would be for me and my wife 

Desired Tenure

Tenure options desired

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

I would love to work out a lease/partnership, preferably for a percentage of profits, with an option to buy or a lease-to-own option. 

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


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