Dawood Khan

We are seeking land to raise goats, chickens, sheep, and turkeys. In the future we want to add ducks and other large animals. We have previously owned a farm where we bred and raised horses. Ideally seeking land to purchase or long term lease near Williamsville, NY.

Preferred counties/regions

  • Western
  • Erie County
  • Niagara County

Desired acreage

  • 6-10
  • 11-20
  • 21-50
  • 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 a portion of my income

Farming status, plans, and practices

We are planning to sell goat, sheep, chicken and eggs and meat products.

We are planning to open a butcher shop/ slaughter shop to sell meat and other products from the farm

Also depending on size of farm we like to lease some land to local farmer to grow hay on a partnership basis so we can use for our animals. 

Farm Experience & Education

  • Farm owner

We previously had a farm. Experienced in horse breeding and raising. Also previously grew vegetables. 

Farming Plans and Practices

Farming method or practice

  • Organic (not certified)
  • Other

Primary crops

  • black outline of a carrot Vegetables
  • black outline apple icon Fruits
  • black outline hay icon Hay

Primary livestock

  • Black outline of a sheep Goats/Sheep
  • Black outline of a chicken Poultry
  • black outline llama icon Other Livestock

We are planning to raise goat, chicken, sheep and turkeys 

In the future we plan to add ducks and other farm animals. 

Marketing Method

I do have e-commerce experience and we are planning to sell using websites, social media like Facebook Market place, Instagram, and others

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

In a future farm property, ideally, I would be looking for: (my wish)

1. Fertile Soil: Good quality soil that is suitable for the types of crops I want to grow or the livestock I plan to raise.

2. Water Access: Reliable sources of water for irrigation and livestock, such as a well, stream, or pond.

3. Adequate Size: Enough acreage to support my farming activities, whether that’s crop production, livestock, or a combination of both.

4. Infrastructure: Existing structures like barns, storage facilities, greenhouses, and fencing, or the potential to build them.

5. Proximity to Markets: Easy access to local or regional markets for selling produce or livestock.

6. Zoning and Regulations: Favorable zoning laws and agricultural regulations that support my farming plans.

7. Community: A supportive farming community or access to farming networks and resources.

8. Sustainability: Opportunities for sustainable farming practices, including renewable energy options and conservation programs.

9. Expansion Potential: Room to grow or diversify my farming operations in the future.

10. I will add solar power in future to lower bills

More than 7 acres for sure to be considered a farm the rest it would depend but I think maybe 25 to 100 acres because in future I'd like to expand. Ideally located near Williamsville, NY. 

Desired Tenure

Tenure options desired

  • For Lease
  • For Sale
  • Business Partnership

Ideally we are seeking to purchase land, but may consider a lease in the right circumstances. Also considering a partnership arrangements for access to hay. 

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

Yes

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