Shauna Bodwell

I am looking for land to start a grass fed sheep operation. I plan to use regenerative land practices, along with non antibiotic animal practices

Preferred counties/regions

  • Mohawk Valley

Desired acreage

  • 51-100

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

Planning on starting a regenerative farming practices. No antibiotics unless necessary, will make known to customers of antibiotic use for specific animals.

Farm Experience & Education

  • On farm work experience

Grew up dairy farming, learned hands on

Farming Plans and Practices

Farming method or practice

  • Regenerative/Sustainable

Primary crops

  • black outline hay icon Hay
  • black outline maple icon Maple

Primary livestock

  • Black outline of a sheep Goats/Sheep

Katahdin hair sheep

Marketing Method

Social media, farmers market, word of mouth

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

Will need housing for winter months and lambing

Desired Tenure

Tenure options desired

  • For Lease
  • Business Partnership
  • Cooperative Model
  • Other Tenure Agreement

I am willing for any arrangement that allows me to get my start into farming. I have my ideas, but am a willing and quick learner. Apprenticeship, farm management take over, business partnership

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

No

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