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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

  • Sale/Purchase

Property Requirements

Acreage to lease (total)

  • 11-20

Acreage to lease (tillable)

  • 0-5

Description of buildings

I would need to build or renovate a wash-pack station and cooler for produce.

Description of equipment

I would bring in most of my own equipment

Description of water access

Water necessary for irrigation and potable water for the wash-pack station.

Description of fencing

Deer fencing for vegetables.

Farm Business

Primary crops or livestock

  • Apiary
  • Hemp
  • Permaculture
  • Vegetable

Primary crops or livestock description

My enterprise model would start with organic strawberries, mixed vegetables, an apiary and poultry.  I would be using mostly manual labor and a hand tractor.  I would like to employ season extending high tunnels.

Marketing method(s)

Whole-sale and markets

Business plan

In progress

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

Yes

Experience and education

  • Farm apprenticeship
  • Farm internship
  • Formal agricultural education
  • On-farm work experience/employment

Additional experience and education

BS in Plant Science from Cornell Univ.

5 years managing 40-acre livestock and vegetable farm in the Hudson Valley.