Sam

My wife and I are looking for 20-50 acres to farm vegetables, herbs, and livestock with regenerative practices. We believe the integration of plants and livestock create a full ecosystem to benefit soil health and thereby human health.

Preferred counties/regions

  • Hudson Valley
  • Ulster County
  • Mohawk Valley
  • Otsego County
  • Southern Tier
  • Delaware County

Desired acreage

  • 11-20
  • 21-50

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

Farmed for 3.5 years.

First year as an apprentice at a large organically certified farm operation.

Followed by co-manager of an educational 60 acre farm and a co-business owner of a small seed keeping farm.

The plan is to farm full time to one day generate a majority of our income.

Farm Experience & Education

  • Farm internship/apprenticeship
  • Farm manager
  • On farm work experience

Was an apprentice followed by a co-manager and co-owner. Have visited many farms and attended many conferences. Follow closely the work of John Kempf prioritizing plan photosynthesis and the plant health pyramid.

Farming Plans and Practices

Farming method or practice

  • Biodynamic
  • Regenerative/Sustainable

Primary crops

  • black outline of a carrot Vegetables
  • black outline apple icon Fruits
  • black outline other crops icon Other Crops

Primary livestock

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

Will have a mix of pigs, sheep, and laying and broiler chickens. A rotational grazing method will ensure soil health and benefit vegetable production as well as meat and egg production.

Marketing Method

Will participate in markets, enable word of mouth, inform restaurants and events, and more. Will also market through nutritional programs to get nutrionists involved in food as medicine when grown well.

Farm business plan or farm resume

My business plan or farm resume is in progress

Farmland Needs

Infrastructure required

  • black outline electrical icon Electrical access
  • Black outline of a water drop Water access

Family housing is preferred but raw land acceptable. A barn and/or storage facilities are also preferred.

Desired Tenure

Tenure options desired

  • For Sale

Interested in land for sale.

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

Unsure

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