- Hudson Valley
- Sullivan County
- Orange County
Beginning farmer: 10 years or less of experience managing a farm business
Currently farming full-time
Primary reason for farming
Farm will generate the majority of my income
Farming status, plans, and practices
We manage our crops organically, not using synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, or any other chemicals. Our goals are; improving soil health, protecting the environment, and providing a high quality, nutrient dense crop for both livestock and human consumption. We are ideally seeking land in Orange or Sullivan Counties.
Farm Experience & Education
- Formal agricultural education
- Farm manager
- On farm work experience
My brother and I grew up farming with our family. Our father began in 1976 at the age of 16, and became certified organic in 1991. We have decades of organic experience, but are always willing to learn and try new things. We have been in the commercial vegetable business, raised sheep, hogs, poultry, beef and dairy cows. More recently we have shifted to more of hay and organic row crops, due to lack of available labor. Our passion is farming, our lives are farming, our dream is farming.
Farming Plans and Practices
Farming method or practice
- Organic (certified)
We produce organic hay, to supply the many organic livestock producers in the northeast. Our grain crops get sold to feed mills to produce organic feed. We also have recently emerged into the food grade organic grain market.
Most sales are directly to end users. We have established connections and sales avenues for all of our crops, and are looking to expand.
Farm business plan or farm resume
At this point, we don't need access to any infrastructure besides farm land.
At this point we are looking to lease land, until we find a farm that we can purchase eventually.