Robert Sellers

I am looking for some acreage to raise sheep. It does not have to be a lot, but does need to have some form of shelter for them at night.

Preferred counties/regions

  • Hudson Valley
  • Mohawk Valley
  • Central
  • Southern Tier
  • Long Island

Desired acreage

  • 5 or fewer
  • 6-10

Farming Status

Aspiring farmer: 1 year or less of farming experience

Not currently farming

Primary reason for farming

Farm will generate a portion of my income

Farming status, plans, and practices

I am searching for some land I would be able to raise a few dozen sheep on. I am taking some coursework to learn more about farm management and am working with a trainer to teach my dog to herd.

Farm Experience & Education

  • Formal agricultural education

Farming Plans and Practices

Farming method or practice

  • Conventional

Primary crops

  • No Crops

Primary livestock

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

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

Ideally, I am looking for a barn able to house a few dozen sheep and hold hay over the winter. Housing is also a massive plus for us, as it would be my girlfriend, myself, and our dog.

Desired Tenure

Tenure options desired

  • For Lease

I would like a lease for a year if possible. I would love if it could be extended, but would like to stick to a year to start out with.

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

Unsure

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