Tyler Ward

I have recently gotten back into livestock farming. I grew up on a small farm in Tioga County, NY. I currently have 13 sheep, most of which I am lambing out in the early spring. I am looking for leasing opportunities to live on farm ideally

Preferred counties/regions

  • Central
  • Cortland County
  • Madison County
  • Onondaga County
  • Oswego County
  • Cayuga County
  • Finger Lakes
  • Genesee County
  • Livingston County
  • Orleans County
  • Wyoming County
  • Monroe County
  • Ontario County
  • Seneca County
  • Wayne County
  • Yates County
  • Southern Tier
  • Broome County
  • Chemung County
  • Chenango County
  • Delaware County
  • Schuyler County
  • Steuben County
  • Tioga County
  • Tompkins County

Desired acreage

  • 6-10
  • 11-20
  • 21-50

Farming Status

Beginning farmer: 10 years or less of experience managing a farm business

Currently farming part-time

Primary reason for farming

Hobby or for personal use

Farming status, plans, and practices

At the moment I am raising sheep and lambs as a hobby and for personal freezer meat, but would love to be able to market lamb to the public, sell at farmers markets, and sell to 4H families. 

Farm Experience & Education

  • Formal agricultural education
  • On farm work experience

I grew up on a small farm, and I am also a licensed Veterinary Technician with a lot of experience professionally working with livestock

Farming Plans and Practices

Farming method or practice

  • Conventional
  • Organic (not certified)
  • Regenerative/Sustainable

Primary crops

  • No Crops

Primary livestock

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

13 sheep, lambing out about 8 ewes in the spring. 

Marketing Method

None at the moment

Farm business plan or farm resume

I do not have a business plan or farm resume

Farmland Needs

Infrastructure required

  • black outline barn with silo icon Barns - Livestock
  • black outline electrical icon Electrical access
  • black outline house icon Farmer housing
  • Black outline of a fence Fencing

Ideally a living area to live on farm. I would like access to electricity and ideally a perimeter fence. I also have rotational grazing electric netting fence. 

Desired Tenure

Tenure options desired

  • For Lease
  • For Sale

Ideally lease, lease to own. 

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

1400/month for lease or less

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


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