Michael Freeman

Hello,
I'm a permaculture designer and teacher, and civil engineer. I developed a 40ac farm in CO and sold it in 2020. I moved to Orange County and I work in site planning and water engineering.
I enjoy developing land for food, wildlife, beauty.

Preferred counties/regions

  • Hudson Valley
  • Ulster County

Desired acreage

  • 5 or fewer
  • 6-10
  • 11-20
  • 21-50
  • 51-100
  • >100

Farming Status

Established farmer: Over 10 years of farm management experience or ownership

Not currently farming

Primary reason for farming

Hobby or for personal use

Farming status, plans, and practices

Organic farming methods/famers market, energy conservation, sustainable building practices. 

Farm Experience & Education

  • Farm owner
  • Farmer training or workshop
  • Formal agricultural education
  • On farm work experience

I have a BS in Environmental Health and a Masters in Civil Engineering. 

Farming Plans and Practices

Farming method or practice

  • Biodynamic
  • Organic (not 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 other crops icon Other Crops

Primary livestock

  • No Livestock

Fruit trees, vegetables, wildflowers. Potentially honey.

Marketing Method

Webdesign, social media, civic service.

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 of a water drop Water access

At least start with a shed for tools.

Desired Tenure

Tenure options desired

  • For Lease
  • For Sale
  • Business Partnership

I'm renting a townhouse, but building a house is the goal.

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

$200,000

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

Yes

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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