Profile #718

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General Information

Preferred location(s)

  • Columbia County
  • Ancram
  • Ancramdale
  • Austerlitz
  • Canaan
  • Chatham
  • Claverack
  • Clermont
  • Columbiaville
  • Copake
  • Copake Falls
  • Craryville
  • East Chatham
  • Elizaville
  • Gallatin
  • Germantown
  • Ghent
  • Greenport
  • Hillsdale
  • Hollowville
  • Hudson
  • Kinderhook
  • Livingston
  • Malden Bridge
  • Mellenville
  • New Lebanon
  • Niverville
  • North Chatham
  • Old Chatham
  • Philmont
  • Stockport
  • Spencertown
  • Stottville
  • Stuyvesant
  • Stuyvesant Falls
  • Valatie
  • Taghkanic
  • West Lebanon
  • Dutchess County
  • Amenia
  • Union Vale
  • Northeast
  • Milan
  • Clinton
  • La Grange
  • Annandale-On-Hudson
  • Bangall
  • Barrytown
  • Beacon
  • Billings
  • Castle Point
  • Chelsea
  • Clinton Corners
  • Dover Plains
  • Fishkill
  • Glenham
  • Holmes
  • Hopewell Junction
  • Hughsonville
  • Hyde Park
  • Lagrangeville
  • Millbrook
  • Millerton
  • Pawling
  • Pine Plains
  • Pleasant Valley
  • Poughkeepsie
  • Poughquag
  • Red Hook
  • Rhinebeck
  • Rhinecliff
  • Salt Point
  • Staatsburg
  • Stanfordville
  • Stormville
  • Tivoli
  • Verbank
  • Wappingers Falls
  • Wassaic
  • Wingdale

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

Acreage to lease (tillable)

  • 0-5
  • 6-10

Description of buildings

I am not picky with what currently exists. I would love to have the option, if not currently available, to build small, esthetically pleasing structures that I may use (i.e. three sided structure for processing, cooler, etc.) to build a business with.

Description of equipment

A tractor could be nice, but not necessary.

Description of water access

A well to assist in irrigation needs, if the seasons dictate, would be helpful.

Farm Business

Primary crops or livestock

  • Flowers
  • Grains
  • Poultry
  • Vegetable

Primary crops or livestock description

I currently run a 2 acre cut flower operation in Northeastern Dutchess County. I am very interested in creating a business that would have 2-3 acres of cut flower annual and perennial crops in production at any time. I want other land to practice proper cover cropping for field rotations to ensure efficiency and productivity.

Marketing method(s)

I have been growing and selling flowers for three years and have tons of connections in NYC in which to move flowers. I am also interested in connecting with more Hudson Valley business and wedding venues to begin offering more full service flower options.

Business plan

In progress

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

Yes

Experience and education

  • Formal agricultural education
  • On-farm work experience/employment

Additional experience and education

I have been growing vegetables and flowers for nearly a decade. I have been a seasonal farm worker, farm manager, farm educator and most recently head flower grower at my current job. 

I have a myriad of experiences and am confident I have accumulated enough knowledge, understanding, confidence, and persistence to begin the journey of building my own agricultural business.