Profile #701

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General Information

Preferred location(s)

  • Columbia County
  • Austerlitz
  • Canaan
  • East Chatham
  • Elizaville
  • Hillsdale
  • New Lebanon
  • Spencertown
  • West Lebanon

Tenure options

  • Short Lease (1-5 years)
  • Long Lease (5+ years)
  • Rolling Lease
  • Lease to Own

Property Requirements

Acreage to lease (total)

  • 0-5
  • 6-10
  • 11-20
  • 21-50
  • 51-100

Acreage to lease (tillable)

  • 0-5
  • 6-10
  • 11-20

Description of buildings

buildings such as barns or shelters would be nice but not a must, I can build temp shelters and put up shelter logic garage/barns or something similar as needed.

Description of equipment

equipment would be nice but not a must, i do have access to a UTV/ and a tractor/ post hole digger as well as some equipment that I have bought or an planning on buying along the way.

Description of water access

Water would be amazing and make life easy, but it is not a must, I can truck in water if needed.

Description of fencing

Fencing is great but again not a must. I have access to a post hole digger if i need to put in some posts and fencing, along with using solar powered electric fence. I already have some fencing and will be buying more as I go forward.

Other requirements

I really have no must have requirement except the use of bare land. As i have already stated, water, fencing, buildings would all make my life a lot easier but I can overcome any of those with a little old fashioned elbow grease.

Electric on site would also be great, but also not needed as I could use a small quite generator if I need to.

 

I am really looking for land to work, and raise good happy healthy animals and produce on.

Farm Business

Primary crops or livestock

  • Sheep
  • Pigs
  • Beef
  • Poultry
  • Vegetable

Primary crops or livestock description

Sheep/lamb

chickens

pork

possibly cattle/mini cattle depending on land size

possibly rabbits

organic veggies.

Marketing method(s)

As I work full time and can pay for everything that I have done so far I am just getting started working on a a business plan. However I plan on building up a strong farm business over time, I will be marketing whole and half animals as well as retail cuts.

I will start by marketing to friends, family and word of mouth as well as using a social media approach to marketing to get our name out there. I am also planning on taking several courses over the next year from the cornell small farm website. The courses that I will be taking are for business planing and marketing our products, as well as the raising of each type of livestock and produce and land management. I already have a strong knowledge base, however I want to make it clear that I am  serious about growing a strong farm business and to do so I plan on always learning how to do things better as well as keeping things as natural as I can.

I am always researching good farming practices. My long term goal is to build a business over time that eventually will be my full time job. 

Business plan

In progress

Experience and education

  • Farm owner
  • On-farm work experience/employment

Additional experience and education

Raising of most of our meat for our family s well as some friends for year. I have also processed almost all of the meat ourselves. at this point i feel that it is time to grow to be able to provide a great product to consumers as well as friends and family.