Entering Farmer 20114
We own and operate a certified organic grass fed dairy in Upstate NY. We are currently leasing a barn with acreage and are looking to expand and lease a farm that will allow us to become more efficient and self-sufficient. We have a business plan and have been working with several farm links to locate a place that is right for us. Dan is a 5th generation dairy farmer and works on the farm full time. Anne has off farm income.
We are looking for a dairy farm with a house in good living condition. We would like minimally 50 acres. We would like to lease the property long term as we continue to grow. We currently sell our milk to a distributor which we would like to continue to do as well as work towards purchasing a pasteurizer to bottle our own milk.
Reason: We are outgrowing our barn and would like to have better pasture to graze the cows. We want to better position ourselves to be able to grow our business and get more involved with the community (farmer's markets, CSA's, etc.).
Formulated Business Plan: Yes
Marketing Plan: No
Currently Has Herd: Yes
Use Land For Crop Production: Yes