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Location desired
Farm leasing goals and plans
Farming experience
Other relevant experience
  
Count= 168
1,508
YesYes
No
NoYes000-010
To create a working productive farm.
Experience with livestock goat, sheep, pigs, horses, chicken, duck, turkey.
1,506
YesNo
No
NoNo025-050
Seeking farmland for 2018 growing season.  Goals include organic mixed vegetable, perennial small fruit, and medicinal herb produciton to be marketed through farmers markets and wholesale.  Would prefer long-term or rent-to-own lease.
9 years experience in vegetable production.  Most recent experience includes managing vegetable production on 15 acres for 300 member CSA in Dutchess County.
1,505
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesNo
No
NoNo025-050
Within 50 minutes of Hudson, NY, or 30 minutes of Kingston, NY.
Seeking to lease farmland beginning in fall 2017 for 2018 growing season.  Goals include establishing 10-acre diversified vegetable operation with 4-5 seasonal employees for CSA and wholesale production.  Detailed business plan available upon request.
7+ years experience with variety of farming practices including livestock, vineyard, vegetable, organic and biodynamic produciton as both crew member and manager.
Currently enrolled in Professional Farmer Training Program at the Hudson Valley Farm Hub.
1,504
PermacultureNoNo
No
NoNoOpen
Northern Columbia County (flexible)
Generate long term value and opportunity from underutilized land in a manner that enhances ecological integrity and social interaction as appropriate to the site and setting. Prefer 3-5 year lease or partnership.
10+ years large scale Permaculture design/grow, organic annual agriculture, orchard and fruit production, forestry, mushrooms, composting, food processing, community supported enterprise development.
Natural building, off-grid systems, intentional community, holistic economics, digital/network tech, teaching, hosting.
1,492
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesYes
No
NoNoOpen
Northern Columbia County
Seeking farmland for 2019 growing season to begin a chemical and pesticide-free farm operation.  Small, diversified vegetable and meat farm.  Considering CSA model.
Currently completing 2-year apprenticeship at Hawthorne Valley Farm.  In the past, worked on a small vegetable and goat dairy farm and helped start a vegetable CSA.
Studied horticulture in college and worked on a research farm.
1,490
Dairy, diversified (small animals, other)YesNo
No
NoYes050-100
New Lebanon area/ northern Columbia County
Farmer seeks grass farm to graze cattle for breeding stock, adult cows and calves, as well as hay production for winter feed.
Began raising beef cattle in 1961 rehabilitating dual-purpose heritage breed of cattle since 1982.
Have performed every task of beef & stock farm since 1961 w/ dairy experience since 2004.  Have owned 2 farms and worked on 3 others, currently rent 2.
1,483
YesYes
Yes
NoNo025-050
Columbia or Dutchess County
Primary interest as a farmer is in the stewardship of land, as a means of supporting a farm business and the community by producing high quality, nutrient dense produce.
Full time farmer for 6 years. Prior to moving to Hudson Valley region, managed 25-acre highly diversified vegetable farm in California.
Primary focus was on high quality, year-round, production of specialty fruits and vegetables for restaurant clients.
1,481
YesNo
No
NoNo000-010
Somewhat flat area for trellis installation. Water access is preferred but alternatives can be discussed that best fits the farm and land owner.
To expand current women-owned hops operation to a new location.
Currently leasing land
1,480
NoNo
No
NoNoOpen
Dutchess, Columbia, Litchfield Counties. Mix of open (tillable or pasture) and wooded areas. Abandoned orchards and crop fields needing TLC are embraced.
Experienced and IBS certified bow hunter looking for long term relationship on private farm. Willing to help improve the land through planting native grasses, food sources and other beneficial enhancements which will limit cash crop damage and erosion.
Has successfully managed farms, balancing wildlife with cash crop production, in Ohio and Illinois. Also helped work summers on mother’s organic farm stand in Chenango County, NY. Significant research and contact resources in land enhancement.
35 years bow hunting experience. Extremely responsible and respectful of the landowners property and privacy. Proficient and approved by police departments and private organizations. Board member of Hope for Heroes and Little League.
1,471
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesYes
No
NoNo010-025
Within 40 miles of Albany Capital District
Seeking land to relocate and continue 30-year old farm business. Medium-size wholesale vegetable operation.  Seeks long-term lease with housing potential.
30+ years as owner/operator of medium-sized wholesale vegetable operation in Columbia County.
1,470
Educational FarmNoNo
No
NoNo025-050
Northern Columbia County/Southern Rensselaer County
In the process of creating a non-profit educational farm to provide young people with outdoor experiences. Participants will learn how to care for and safely interact with horses and other animals in a sustainable agriculture environment.
Currently operating a hobby farm with 3 horses and 30 chickens.
1,468
YesNo
No
NoNo000-010
Hillsdale
Farmhand Flowers is a small acreage cut flower operation, following non-certified organic practices, looking for a long-term lease. Can provide ag-assessment. Needs electricity.
Currently in 5th year as owner/operator of a small cut flower farm. Has farmed in the Hudson Valley since 2010 and in various farm systems, scales and operations throughout the northeast over the past 10 years.
1,465
YesYes
No
NoNo025-050
Dutchess County
To secure a lease on land that can host a Vipassana medittation center.  Hoping to begin a vegetable and/or orchard operation to feed meditators using sustainable, non-synthetic techniques.
1,464
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)NoNo
Yes
YesYes010-025
Near Hudson
Seeking land to establish diversified vegtable, fruit, herbal and livestock operation. Interested in making capital improvements including installing hoop houses, barn, and studio space (as needed).
Beginning farmer who has taken online courses through Cornell Small Farms Program and training at various farms around the New York and Massachuesetts.
Extensive experience as owner and chef of Farm to Table restaurant in New York City.
1,463
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesNo
No
NoNo010-025
Dutchess County,  or Greater Hudson Valley
To run a successful, small-scale organic vegetable CSA, flower and laying hen operation.  Expanding to include mushrooms and winter crops over time. Hope to grow to on 5-10 acres, with 1/2 in cultivation and 1/2 in cover crop each season.
Has completed farm apprenticeship, managed harvest on 32-acre farm and assist-managed 250 member CSA.
Experienced in crop-planning, employee management, variety of tractor skills, and post-harvet work.
1,460
Meat, diversifiedYesNo
No
NoNo010-025
Looking for a location to expand dairy and cheesmaking operation. Land will be used to raise animals on pasture.
Has been farming full time for 4 years.  Currently owns and operates dairy goat, pig, chicken and lamb operation.
1,459
Meat, diversifiedYesNo
No
NoNo000-010
Columbia County
To find a small homestead inlcuding large vegetable garden, corn patch, with room for small herd of goats, a flock of chickens and ducks.
Beginning farmer, seeking experience.
1,455
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesNo
No
NoNo000-010
Close to Beacon, NY.
Grow high quality goods, empahsizing farming techniques that seek to protect the environment and promote the customers' health.  Interested in using permaculture practices as business expands.
Limited experience farming, but currently participating in Cornell's Small Farm Program.  Self taught.  Open to farm apprenticeship position.
1,447
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesNo
Yes
NoNo000-010
Hudson Valley (Columbia, Dutchess or south)
Looking for a long-term lease or rent to own agreement.  Seeking 1.5-3 acres for a bio-intensive market garden, medicinal and cut flower garden. Interested in on-farm value-added production and raising small livestock and mushrooms in additional woodlot.
Farmers have a combined 10+ years of experience.  Currently operating 20-week CSA with on farm pick up.
Currently producing vegetables, flowers, microgreens and herbs using organic practices, integrated pest management and sound ecological practices.
1,440
Dairy, diversified (small animals, other)YesYes
Yes
NoNoOpen
Close to NYC markets
Looking to relocate sheep dairy operation. Seeking pasture and rotation grazing lands for 300 ewes. Can work with a variety of land sizes.
Has been milking sheep since 1998, first in New Hampshire and now in New York's Capital District.
1,431
Dairy, diversified (small animals, other)NoNo
No
NoNo
Hudson Valley and Catskills, generally South of Albany. Preferably Columbia and Ulster county, although Southern Rensselaer, Eastern Sullivan, and Southern Greene would also be considered.
Hope to build a holistic, diversified biodynamic farming operation managed cooperatively amongst individual enterprises. Primarily concerned with being good stewards of the land, utilizing a mix of restorative and biodynamic practices.
2 years organic vegetable and livestock farming experience in California and France. Permaculture Design Certification.
Farm Beginnings 2016 at Hawthorne Valley. Member of Hudson Valley Biodynamic Circle. Founded NYC Community Garden. Biodynamic beekeeping experience.
1,428
GoatsYesYes
Yes
NoYes025-050
Dutchess County (Town of Pleasant Valley. Town of LaGrange, Town of Wappingers, Town of Beekman, Town of East Fiskill, Town of Washington, Town of Clinton)
 Board goats and serve as a goat rescue. Would also consider boarding horses.
4 years of farming
1,426
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesYes
Yes
YesYes000-010
Dutchess or Columbia County
To begin a farm operation as a part-time business while still working at other farms.  To lease land from an experienced farmer who is willing to share land and equipment while the business grows to develop a customer base.
Sustainable vegetable farming for 4 years.  Vegetable gardening for 7 years.  Currently vegetable consultant at Midwinter Farm in Ancram and crewmember at Sky Farm in Millerton.  Former Assistant Manager at Ten Barn Farm in Ghent.
Created and tended edible gardens for private residences for two years.  Former crewmember at Hilltop Hanover Farm in Yorktown Heights, NY.
1,424
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)NoNo
No
NoNoOpen
Farming since 2006, beginning near Chicago.  Took Farm Beginnings class at Angelic Organics [Illinois].  Has been farming on the east coast since 2009.
1,420
Hay/Crops and PastureNoNo
No
NoNo050-100
Northern Dutchess County or Columbia County. Livingston and Claverack are ideal
Looking to grow more hay for not-for-profit animal sanctuary that provides opportunities for autistic and developmentally challenged youth.
1,410
GrainsNoNo
No
NoNo200+
Dutchess or Columbia County
Seeking land to grow organic grain for 1200 acre/250 cow organic dairy operation.
40+ years of dairy farming in an established family farm.
1,408
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesYes
No
NoNo050-100
Within 2-3 hours of NYC
Hopes to lease farmland for diversified vegetable operation. Including tomatoes, greens, edible flowers, potatoes and carrots. Interested in keeping bees for honey production.
Farm experience including horticulture and urban farming.
Recently completed a beekeeping course and has participated in GrowNYC's farmer's program.
1,407
GrainsNoNo
No
NoNo025-050
In the Hudson Valley. Within 1 hour commute from New York City.
Would like to grow grains and hops using organic methods with the purpose of supplying local farm breweries. Hoping to eventually create self-sustaining farm brewery.
Grew up producing corn, soybeans, hay, alfalfa, and managing 200 head of cattle on 200 acre family farm in Kansas.
Completed Farm Beginnings farm business planning program through GrowNYC, and the Organic Grain Growing class through Cornell Cooperative Extension.
1,399
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesNo
Yes
NoNo000-010
Southern Dutchess County or Westchester (Millbrook and south)
Would like to start by growing a few varieties of vegetables with the intention to donate them to shelters, food banks and the like.  Preferably,  would like to grow organically.
Farmed vegetables for 30 years. Owned a farm in Lagrangeville, NY.
Operation consisted of 11.5 acres of diversified vegetable crops.  Most crops were grown on plastic mulch with drip irrigation.  Mostly sold wholesale.
1,397
Hay/CropsNoNo
No
NoNoOpen
Flexible, home farm is in Copake
Growing crops for dairy cows.
1,391
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesYes
Yes
NoNo050-100
Open to any area
The farm would practice organic sustainable pasture based farming where each element of the operation works symbiotically  to build healthy soils.
6-7 years working as full time farmers and also in farm management positions.
Experience in organic vegetable production on small and large scales, in dairy/ and beef as well as mixed livestock poultry, pigs, sheep.
1,387
Educational FarmYesYes
No
NoNoOpen
High altitude property (minimum average 900 ft), mountaneous.  Must have  year-round spring or year-round stream.
#1 Provide a stable home and sustainable way of life for a small family.  #2 Provide enough food for a very small community.  #3 Conduct educational workshops on various topics in the farm house, barn, and in the field.
Conducting research on health led to research on nutrition which led to research on food production and energy.  Currently developing a plan to bring back many old traditions centered around Nature.
1,385
BeefYesNo
No
NoNo100-200
Dutchess or Southern Columbia County
To be producers of 100% grass-fed beef and log grown mushrooms, through intensively managed rotational grazing and responsible agro forestry methods. Goal is to produce good, healthy food and to share an understanding of role in the natural world.
Managed 100+ acres of intensively managed rotationally grazed pastures at two separate grass-fed dairies. Currently grazing ~20 beef animals on 35 acres, and cultivating log-grown shitake mushrooms.
Currently participating in the Hudson Valley Farm Business Incubator
1,372
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)NoNo
No
NoNo000-010
Hudson Valley, esp w/in 45 min of Annandale-On-Hudson
Set up diversified, organic mixed-vegetable, cut-flower and herb farm utilizing permanent raised beds and no to minimal tilling farming systems.  Possible small-scale orchard and free-range egg laying heritage breed chickens.
Currently manager of Tom's Farm, an organic intensive mixed-vegetable farm in NW Pennsylvania
Additional experience working as a greenhouse manager and senior farm crew member in Nova Scotia, Canada and two season's experience apprenticing for organic vegetable farms in Quebec and Montana
1,364
Dairy, diversified (small animals, other)YesNo
No
NoNo050-100
Gallatin, or nearby
Goat dairy.  Seeking to raise 1,000 milk goats to make goat cheese.  Also plan to raise heirloom tomatoes and sweet peppers.  Land is needed for goats as well as to organically raise alfalfa for winter and supplemental feeding.
Objective is to build goat herd to 100 goats and to make molded cheeses in spring 2016.
1,362
Meat, diversifiedYesYes
Yes
NoYes000-010
Hudson Valley
Looking to raise cattle, goats, poultry, and grow crops.  Intend to sell produce and use produce to promote organic soap and cleaning product business.
Beginning farmer, seeking experience.
1,350
Dairy- cowNoNo
No
NoNo050-100
flexible
Goal is to run a traditional dairy
Grew up on dairy farm, ran farm for many years
1,345
OtherYesNo
Yes
YesNo025-050
Flexible
Wishes to grow licensed hemp, and share with other crops.
1,344
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)NoYes
No
YesNo010-025
Flexible
Would like to farm fruits and vegetables.  Willing to learn dairy, looking to start small and slowly expand.
Recreational farming, continuing education in farming
1,339
Meat, diversifiedYesYes
No
NoYes050-100
20-mile radius of Poughkeepsie.
Grass-fed beef, on rotated pastures.  Poultry is raised on pasture as well, and fed local organic feed.  Has detailed 5-yr budget to expand farm and its distribution to wholesale channels.  Seeking partnership with landowner.
Currently leasing land for a beef and poultry operation.  Has worked on farms whole life.  3-yr culinary apprenticeship working hands on at high end restaurants and the CIA.
Present in 2 farmers markets and also local butcher shops, restaurants, and other retail establishments.  Recognized as "Up and Coming Farm" by Dutchess County Cornell Cooperative Extension.
1,327
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesNo
No
NoNo000-010
Flexible
15-member CSA, selling produce at 2 local farmers markets as well as high-end restaurants in the area.  Minimum of one acre in vegetable production first year, additional land in cover crops.  Also includes sustainable meat bird and laying hen operation.
3rd year farming, currently completing organic vegetable production apprenticeship at farm to table restaurant in Pudry's NY.
Farming partner adds additional 2 years farming experience, including livestock operation at Glynwood Farm.
1,322
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesYes
Yes
YesNo025-050
Close to Hudson, ideally
Start a farm business with at least one farm partner (fellow UC Santa Cruz alum) that specializes in produce for a deep winter CSA--root crops, cold-hardy greens, cabbages, frozen and/or canned fruiting crops, winter squash, small grains, etc.
Farming for 10 years  Currently in 3rd season as farm manager for Quail Hill Farm in Amagansett, NY--stewardship project of Peconic Land Trust.  In 2012 completed 6-mo Farm & Garden Apprenticeship in Agroecology at UC Santa Cruz.
Prior to UC Santa Cruz was fieldhand, harvester, and tractor operator and distribution manager at Red Fire Farm in Western Mass.
1,316
HomesteadingYesNo
Yes
NoNo000-010
Flexible
Dynamic homestead and livlihood
Co-Founder of Philadelphia Orchard Project, Masters in Community and Regional Planning
Farming experience at several farms.  Partner is a Master Gardener.
1,315
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)NoNo
No
NoNo025-050
Ulster County desired, but would consider relocating
Would like to operate a diversified farm with primary marketing via CSA and milk share.  Value added is essential, focused on fluid, functional and flexible farm system.
Experience as farm hand on small farms, dairying, no-till vegetable production, and permaculture
1,314
HopsYesYes
Yes
YesNo010-025
Flexible
Grow hops
Attended school at Niagara University, introduced to Farm Brewery License.
Grew up in midwest surrounded by and worked on farms
1,304
Meat, diversifiedYesYes
Yes
NoYes025-050
Flexible
Seeking to expand and relocate to northeast.  Would like to increase goat herd, and add small herd of beef cattle.  Seek to produce eggs, beef and pork in a humane and sustainable way for direct to consumer sales.
Three years formal schooling, degree in horse care and stable management, 12 years in agricultural employment, additional 5 years owning small farm--ready to expand
1,301
Meat, diversifiedYesYes
Yes
NoNo010-025
Flexible
Plan to start with a small number of sheep, and eventually would like to get to having a few cows and a couple of draft horses with intent of being as self-sufficient as possible, selling any exces produce
Grew up working on dairy farms, currently helps on a sheep operation.
Carpenter by trade, and farmer on weekends.
1,293
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesNo
No
NoNo000-010
Close to Hudson
Small garden for personal use
Has gardened for many years
1,291
HerbsYesNo
No
NoNo050-100
Orange County
Medicinal herbs and trees
Currently operating 20-ac farm in Orange County
1,290
PoultryYesNo
Yes
NoNo000-010
Columbia County, Litchfield CT
Raise poultry for organic and non-GMO markets.   Ideal property would have barns, water, electric, and small house.
Grew up on 50-ac farm with chickens, goats, cattle and ducks.  Had small dairy supplying milk for the village.
1,283
Dairy- cowYesNo
Yes
NoNo010-025
Ideally southern Columbia/ northern Dutchess
Currently raising dairy cattle for a raw milk dairy, and a few beef steers.  Hoping to expand current operation, seeking land for crops, hay and/or grazing cattle.
Grew up raising beef cattle and pigs, 10 yrs in 4H, currently raising dairy cattle for a raw milk dairy and beef cattle
Has been farming entire life, started on his own in 2011
1,278
Meat, diversifiedYesNo
Yes
NoNo100-200
Flexible
Operate livestock farm with sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, turkeys, possibly other animals.  In future, hope to have larger livestock and heritage livestock.  May consider rabbits as well as a CSA
Worked on family farm for 10 yrs in Catskills.  Currently assists a local sheep farmer, as needed.  Has chickens, ducks, turkeys.  Has had rabbits.
Prefers 25% woods, 75% pasture.  Pond, lake or stream required.
1,271
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesNo
No
NoNo100-200
Close to Montgomery County (10-20 miles away)
Would like to grow sweet corn or mixed vegetables
Currently grows 75 ac sweet corn, 25 ac mixed vegetables
1,263
Meat, diversifiedNoNo
No
NoNo025-050
Greene County, surronding areas
Raising pastured chickens, hogs, and custom grazing cattle
Experience raising pastured poultry.  Internship at Heather Ridge Farm summer 2011.
Extensive study and practical experience regarding farming and farm skills.
1,262
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)NoYes
No
NoNo000-010
Flexible
Interested in maintaining or building a small farm. Organic, sustainable agriculture for the younger generation of farmers.  Also interested in hemp/hemp infused products.
Graduate of Culinary Institute of America, degree in farm to table studies.
3+ yrs farming experience as well as 10+ yrs in Fine Dining restaurants.
1,256
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesNo
No
NoNo000-010
Counties adjacent to Albany, or 2 hrs from NYC
Intend to cultivate hot peppers, microgreens, mushrooms, vegetables (high tunnels/greenhouse where necessary).  Additionally, pasture raised ducks, chickens and rabbits (confined pasture if necessary)
Own 6.5 ac in Caribbean, cultivating hot peppers for 4 yrs
1,253
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesNo
No
NoYes000-010
Flexible
Grow vegetables, flowers, eggs, and medicinal herbs.  Also interested in value-added goat milk products.
Professional gardener in NYC for 3 yrs, farmed full-time for 2 yrs (1 yr production farming/CSA, 1 yr apprenticeship at UCSF's Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, 1 yr management experience)
Has also been involved with WWOOF programs
1,249
Hay/CropsNoNo
No
NoNo050-100
Columbia County, Dutchess County, flexible
Seeking additional hay ground for horses.  Would prefer servicable fields, farm roads desirable.  Able to provide ag assessment and per bale deductible due to charitable status.
Graduate in rural resource management, graduate from Johnson and Wales Equine Business Mgt.  30 yrs in agriculture.  Past board member of Amenia Conservation Advisory Council
Not for profit 501c(3) animal sanctuary and rescue, in particular but not limited to rescue horses. Programming for developmentally disabled.
1,245
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesNo
No
NoNo000-010
Valatie, Kinderhook, Stuyvesant, East Greenbush, Voorheesville, Delmar, Colonie
Seeking land to lease to erect hydroponic greenhouse.  Also hope to grow crops such as garlic, and to grow permaculture crops such as blueberries.
Years of gardening, seeking to do full-time
1,243
Meat, diversifiedYesNo
No
NoNo100-200
Red Hook
Seeking to expand current herd size of beef cows to 40 brood.  Need to find another 100 acres of grazing land.  Secondary goal is to reduce hay costs, so could use rented land for hay.  Work to improve soil and grass quality through good management.
Farm is in 5th year of business--livestock with small farm store and commercial kitchen for value-added products.  Managed farm for another operation 2 years prior.
Diverse livestock farm, currently on 85 acres.  Raise grass-fed beef and lamb as well as pastured pork and poultry.  Place value on land quality and health, using compost teas, rest periods, and grazing techniques to improve pasture.
1,241
Meat, diversifiedYesNo
No
NoNo025-050
Putnam, Dutchess and Columbia Counties
Initially, would like to use land for small livestock, flowers, and event space (e.g. pastoral weddings).  After better assessing land, would like to move into cattle if feasible.
Completed 9-mo apprenticeship at Stone Barns and read various books and articles on the subject of sustainable livestock operations
1,240
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesYes
Yes
YesNo025-050
Dutchess County, or southern Columbia County
Through purchasing or leasing would like to build greenhouse structures and build a food hub with fellow partners and companies currently aligned with.
10+ yrs experience.  Studied horticulture at Naugatuk Valley Community College, Pfeifer Center Biodynamic Program, Holistic Management Beginning Women Farmer Program.
Ran a 4-ac greenhouse system and converted it to a food system.  All certified organic.
1,239
Hay/Crops and PastureYesNo
Yes
NoNo000-010
Ideally south and west of Canaan
Transitioning farm in an organic direction, has 12 ac certified organic and adding more in 2015.  Seeking property owner interested in organic use of land.  Electricity would be good.
Farm around 300 acres, owned and rented.  Most is in hay but some corn and small grains are also grown.  Have market garden and farm stand as well as grass fed beef and Alpine dairy goat operation.  Mostly organic practices.
Has been farming for 10 yrs fulltime, part-time while in school before that.  Assoc. degress in Ag Science from SUNY Cobleskill
1,238
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesYes
No
NoNo010-025
Flexible
Organic vegetables, chickens, ducks, pigs
Farm to Table Chef for many years, looking to be involved in the other side of food production
Organic vegetables, chickens, ducks, pigs
1,235
Meat, diversifiedYesYes
Yes
NoNo010-025
Near or around Kinderhook
Goal is to become self sufficient and provide relief for people less fortunate.  Currently raising sheep, ducks, chickens, and rabbits.
Currently have 30 ac in Catskill that is used for selective harvesting, and raising sheep, ducks, chickens, rabbits
1,230
Hay/CropsNoNo
No
NoNo010-025
Dutchess or Columbia County
Hay production - can convert woodlands and old overgrown pastures into production for agriculture.   Can offer landowner agricultural assessment.
Fifth generation farmer, farm currently produces hay, fruit orchards, and organic vegetables.  Past generations produced livestock such as dairy, pigs, chickens, and horses.
Can perform all phases of land and soil preparation (including organic) as well as clearing, planting, harvesting and maintaining fields.
1,223
Hay/Crops and PastureYesNo
No
NoNo100-200
As close to Catskill as possible.
Seeking large acreage of pasture/hay/field crop ground and long-term lease to expand operation.  Land managed organically.  Cattle on land seasonally or year-round depending on infrastructure.  Has young partners interested in poultry, pigs, sheep, CSA.
Has owned and operated own farm since 1998
Has grown organic produce, raised pigs and grassfed beef.  Currenlty raising grassfed beef organically (not certified) cow calf to finish.  Need electric for fence.
1,222
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesNo
No
NoNo000-010
Columbia County
Start small vegetable operation, focusing on winter CSA and possibly growing regular season crops for small CSA or markets.  Forsee having laying hens, possibly a few pigs or cows.  Eventually would like to incorporate value-added products (jam, etc)
Has been working on organic vegetable farms, almost continuously, for the past 8 years.  Currently at Hawthorne Valley Farm in Ghent.
Majority of experience is in vegetable production, with a focus on growing for a CSA, but has some experience with livestock and dairy as well.
1,220
Meat, diversifiedYesYes
Yes
NoYes000-010
Flexible
Upkeep land, raise livestock, offer new ideas
10+ years experience with horses, cattle, and poultry.  Field crops and hay 20+ years.
30+ years experience with livestock and equipment operation.  Has own machinery and tools.
1,218
HorsesYesNo
No
NoNo050-100
Flexible
Management of a herd of 45 horses.  Agro-forestry including field reclamation, haying, tree care and logging.  Need shed for horses.
Recently sold 60-ac farm in Hillsdale, owned and operated since 1983.
Experienced in all facets of farm management and horse care.  Presently renovating 100-ac farm in Gallatin, need more pasture for horses.
1,217
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesNo
No
NoNo000-010
Flexible
1 +/- ac vegetable farm.  Would be first year farming for himself, so would start small.  Source to local restaurants and farmers markets, primarily in Hudson if possible.  Considering a small 10-15 member CSA.
Bard Farm (1.75 ac campus veg farm), Gansvoort Farm (rotationally grazed sheep), coffee farm in Hawaii (3 mo), ranch in Arkansas (8 mo), season at Seed to Seed farm (7 ac certified organic veg farm)
1,214
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesYes
Yes
NoYes000-010
Flexible
Would like to start vegetable production.  Could achieve agricultral assessment in first year.  Would like to consider starting CSA, will entail discussion with landowner (re: member access)
Fairly new, young farmer, heading into 3rd season.  Grow organic veggies and herbs.
1,213
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesNo
Yes
YesNoOpen
Flexible
Plan to focus on crops (tomatoes, corn, zucchini, maybe potatoes), but open to animals.  Hope to also have chickens.
Worked on aunt's small farm in summers when growing up, would like to learn more and do farming full-time if possible
1,211
Meat, diversifiedYesNo
No
NoYes025-050
Within 10 miles of Stuyesant Falls.
Beef farm, produces and sells own hay.  Buys and sells cows, goats, sheep and hogs.  Interested in starting cow calf farm.  Presently has 6 beef heifers, 3 of which are bred.  Other interests are bee keeping and growing mushrooms.
Beginning farmer.  Has been raising beef cattle, goats, and sheep for 2 years.  Has bought young stock, raised to selling weight.  Is beef quality assurance certified.
Has attended several courses offered through Columbia & Greene Cooperative Extension.
1,210
Hay/Crops and PastureNoYes
No
NoNoOpen
Columbia or Greene County
Woud like to help in either restoring a farm or working an existing one.  Sold his own farm, looking for mutual relationship.
Has farmed all of his life, mainly dairy and beef.  Owns own tractors and mainly does field crops.  Currently farming 190 acres.
Can operate almost any equipment, 2 associates degrees--most recently in civil engineering
1,205
VineyardNoNo
No
NoNo010-025
Ideally Highland, but open Dutchess and Columbia Counties
Hoping to start a vineyard/orchard operation
Has been farming for 7 years, working for experienced and successful fruit growers and wineries
1,183
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesYes
Yes
NoYes010-025
Flexible
Specialize in organically-grown fruits, herbs, and vegetables as well as free-range poultry and eggs. All produce and poultry certified organic and grown with emphasis on soil health. Apply compost, green manure, intercropping cover crops. Direct market
Couple, currently managing a 100-ac property in SE Connecticut.  5 ac in diversified organic vegetable production, small orchard and fruit patch.  Raise 150 laying hens on pasture and 500 free-range meat birds in movable chicken tractors.  100 turkeys.
Graduated from Green String Intitute's Apprenticeship and Graduate programs, hired as employees after program.  Partner 1: Bachelor's in Environmental Studies, Partner 2: volunteering and working on farms in southwest
1,175
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesYes
Yes
NoNo000-010
Rensselaer County preferred, flexible.
Start by homesteading with large garden and chickens, and to then hopefully build up a small livestock and/or dairy herd of sheep and cows.  Also may include processing (butter), medicinal and culinary herbs, greenhouse production, on-farm composting
Studied agriculture at Cornell.  Managed student organic farm with partner, graduated from Ag school in 2012 and couple has worked on farms since graduating.
Most experience is with vegetables (greenhouse growing, fruit, small grains, aquaponic).  Is an organic crop inspector, and works for Cornell Cooperative Extension as small dairy program assistant.
1,174
FlowersYesYes
No
NoNo000-010
Columbia or Greene County ideally, open to other areas.
In 2015 will have 1/2 ac in intensive production.  Manage land non-certified organic, will continue unless demand requires certification.  Sell through 20-member flower CSA, wholesale to florists, flower retail stand in Hudson, floral designs for events
Began farming 8 yrs ago as crew member on mid-size, second generation farm in NH.  Worked there for 3 seasons then moved to Hudson Valley.  Worked at Hearty Roots Farm and Sparrowbush Farm.
Primary focus has been on production vegetables and working with mechanized farms.  Began growing flowers several seasons ago.  Currently farm on leased land that has been a non-tranditional incubator-type farm.
1,166
Meat, diversifiedYesNo
Yes
NoYesOpen
Flexible, as close to NYC as possible
Diversified livestock operation, to supply Turkish store in NYC (beef and lamb)
Will be working with partner who has farm experience
1,149
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesYes
No
NoNo025-050
Flexible
Intend to start mixed market and seed farm, with bulk of income generated in the early years by wholesale and retail sales of diversified fruit and vegetable crops (perhaps with animals if space permits), while developing and growing seed operation.
Husband and wife with 10 years combined organic fruit and vegetable experience in a wide variety of management, instructional and support roles on a diverse array of scales (2+ ac - 40+ ac) and business models (for-profit, non-profit, hybrids)
Envision growing for seed to become dominant income generator on farm, perhaps via starting a seed company, while always retaining a market-farming element.
1,140
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)NoNo
No
NoNo000-010
Near Albany; within an hour of Delmar.  Would like cleared/pasture land, would prefer some woods and perhaps a pond or stream for water.
Grow organic vegetables, possibly potatoes, onions, garlic, tomatoes, corn, lettuce, berries.  Hoping to build small 16'x20' off-the-grid home--would be a permanent improvement, or would improve an existing structure.  No water, sewer, electricity needed.
Licenced home improvement contractor for 15 yrs.  Good with mechanical systems and carpentry, has always had home garden.
Can trade contractor labor experience to improve existing structures or build new ones in a barter arrangement.
1,125
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesYes
Yes
NoNo000-010
Columbia or Greene County, or Vermont, but open to other areas
Hope to continue diverse operation, willing to narrow to flowers and dairy goats if infrastructure won't allow.  Has own tools and a greenhouse.  Seeking land for end of 2015 growing season, when current tenure will expire.
3 years of farm management experience, currently operating own business
Operates small diversified CSA and market garden (1 ac) w flock of 75 egg laying hens, 4 dairy goats.
1,122
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesNo
No
NoNo000-010
Outskirts of city/town around Albany/Rensselaer/Troy.
Veganic, no-till diversified vegetable operation.  Will work on 1-ac or less, all produce delivered by cargo bicycles.  Will focus on selling to co-ops and try to get other groceries to stock produce.  Considering small CSA.
Apprenticed at a 2-ac diversified vegetable farm in grass valley, CA for one season.  Wwoofed at a farm in Sacramento Valley, CA for 2 mo.
Currently working at a farm in the Hudson Valley
1,121
HopsYesNo
No
NoNo010-025
Eastern Columbia County or Dutchess County
Grow, process and sell hops.  Full sun, excellent drainage, and access to water are important.
Grew up on dairy farms in Dutchess County, has stayed actively engaged in farming and farm issues.
Taking courses at Cornell Cooperative Extension to learn more about hops.
1,119
HerbsNoNo
No
NoNo000-010
Red Hook or surrounding neighborhoods.
Seeking to establish a CSA that combines seasonal and fresh dry herbs, flowers, artwork and writing with 8 harvest pickups/deliveries spread throughout the year.  Will also sell herbs to local restaurants.
Has been farming at Red Hook community garden, growing vegetables, herbs, flowers, as well as studying horticulture.  Has done landscaping, and is an artist.
1,118
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesYes
No
NoNo000-010
Flexible.
Small greenhouse operation and aquaculture set-up, using fish as fertilizer.   Barns and equipment optional.  Hopes to use rental land to build aquaponic greenhouses and posisbly to plant some fruit/nut trees.
Farmer since childhood, recently has been working in high-intensity urban farming in Brooklyn.  Experience with fruits and vegetables, mostly, as well as chickens and rabbits.
Can provide year-round vegetables to a CSA he has been working at in NYC.   Would use sustainable design, local sourcing.  Prefers to live on-site and can pay rent.
1,104
Hay/Crops and PastureNoNo
No
NoNoOpen
Ancram/Pine Plains ideal
Seeking land for hay, crops or pasture
Family dairy operation, sells bottled milk.
Family has been dairy farming for the past 60 years.
1,103
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesNo
Yes
YesYes010-025
Dutchess County, Millbrook/Standfordville area preferable
Land to be utilized in environmentally safe manner to protect land and high quality products
Experience with beef cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, vegetables.
Worked on farm in Puerto Rico, and currently works for USDA
1,102
Meat, diversifiedYesNo
No
NoYes050-100
Hudson Valley
Looking for land for a Kiko Goat, Devon Cattle and Heritage Hog operation
Was co-owner of a 65-head dairy operation 25 years ago
1,090
Meat, diversifiedYesYes
Yes
YesYes025-050
Flexible
Seeking to relocate existing operation to Hudson Valley.  Grow food with the highest integrity on high farmer input through quality animal husbandry and biodynamic intensive vegetable farming using humane and organic farming methods.
Has been farming organically in Texas for past 5 yrs.  Grew up on organic farm, using draft power.  After college, created a large pasture-raised organic laying hen (5,000) operation, sold to Wholefoods.
Created Eulogia Farms, a locally based pasture raised brolier, pasture raised laying hen and vegetable farm selling at local markets and high end restaurants in Austin, TX.
1,089
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesYes
No
NoNo010-025
Close to CT
Highly diversified operation growing organic vegetables intensively in a small area.   Barns, fencing, greenhouses, and irrigation are all distinct advantages, but are not required
Couple owns and operates successful farm busniess in CT on land rented from the Town.  In third year, though have been farmers for the past five years.
 Currently growing over 50 varieties of eggplants, tomatoes, squash, greens, salads, beets, carrots, onions, garlic, ginger, and shitaki mushrooms.  Seeking farmland to buy, or long-term lease for a permanent operation.
1,080
Hay/Crops and PastureYesNo
No
NoYes010-025
Close to East Chatham, ideally
Seeking grazing land, possibly fields for hay.  Striving to raise happy, healthy food for their communities.  Raise meat, chicken, pork, beef, turkeys, and soon will have milk.
Has been running a Homestead Farm and CSA for three years
Raise 95% of their own protein, and enough to provide ten other families with a spring and a fall CSA share.
1,076
HorsesYesYes
Yes
NoYes010-025
Within 1 hr NYC or Westchester Co
Would like to develop a non-profit outreach program using horses and other farm animals to meet the needs of at-risk children, their families, and potenially veterans as well.
30 years experience maintaining horse properties and overseeing all aspects of horse care for own livestock.
Some experience with organic gardening on a small scale.
1,044
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesYes
Yes
NoYes050-100
Flexible
Biodynamic farmer seeking long-term lease.  Closed farming operation using "keyline" water conservation plowing system, 5-10 ac biodynamic raised bed vegetable production w 3 yr fallow rotation, 3-5 ac orchard, hay & rotational grazing for small dairy
Operated 30-ac vegetable farm in Pine Bush, NY.  Most recently created a 200-member Community Supported Agriculture Project "The Cropsey Community Farm" on 24 acres of county-owned dormant farmland in New City, NY.
Farm products would be marketed through local farmers markets, CSA, and local restaurants.  Strong background in civil engineering and land surveying. Has assisted many young farmers, and also has strong carpentry skills.
1,040
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)NoNo
No
NoNoOpen
Flexible
Seeking to grow organic vegetables, herb and flowers for personal use and for clients.
Combined 8 years gardening experience
1,031
Meat, diversifiedYesNo
Yes
NoYes010-025
Flexible
Would like to raiase animals for direct market sales
Experience raising beef, hogs, poultry, and rabbits
B.T. in Animal Science
1,030
Hay/CropsYesNo
No
NoNo025-050
Hudson Valley
Seeking land for hay
Has farmed for 20 years
Farm operation includes sheep, cows, crops, pigs
1,022
SheepYesYes
Yes
NoNo025-050
Ulster, Sullivan, Dutchess or Columbia Counties
Goal is to establish an organic sheep dairy operation.
Beginning farmer.  Experience on grandfather's sheep farm in Europe.
1,020
Meat, diversifiedYesNo
Yes
NoYes000-010
Flexible
Goal is to grow current herd of beef, sheep and goats to a scale where it is possible to work with community and offer 4H/FFA projects to kids who want to work with livestock.
Has grown up in farming family.  Raised beef cows for 12 years, along with goats and sheep.
Has rented pasture before and is currently renting a spot for animals within a large farm.
1,019
Dairy- cowYesYes
Yes
NoNo050-100
Flexible
Goal is direct marketing to consumer; bottled milk or cheese/ice cream.  Presently not enough land to meet USDA requirements for organic certification.  Land would be used for hay, row crops, and grazing cows.
Family farm that milks 55 cows.  Grow 50 ac corn, 60 ac small grains and cuts around 200 ac of hay creating balage and dry hay.
As small dairy, involved w all aspects of farm.  Tend to animals and cropping work.
1,018
SheepYesNo
No
NoNoOpen
As close to Claverack as possible.
Seeking summer pasture for sheep grazing.   Need pasture that isn't treated with synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, etc.  Fencing is ideal, but can put up sheep fencing themselves if needed.
Farming for past 12 years in Claverack.  Certified organic and biodynamic farm that offers vegetables, beef, pork, lamb, chicken, eggs and fleeces/wool
Have gone to the trouble of certifying leased organic land in the past and as an additional bonus to lessor can do so if landowners would like.
1,016
BeefYesYes
Yes
YesYes100-200
NY or New England
Seeking land and a partnership with a landowner, to start grass-fed beef operation.  Seeking minimum 50 ac pasture, 50 ac hayfield.
10 yrs on dairy farm.  Cutting/bailing/storing of hay, basic care of cattle, basic gardening skills.
Has business plan for raising and marketing grass fed beef.
1,014
Brewery/DistilleryYesNo
Yes
NoNo010-025
Columbia or Dutchess Counties
Looking to either lease or buy farm to grow corn and rye.  Will use grains on farm for a small distillery operation.  Open to partnering with farmer in the distilling operation.
Born and raised in Iowa, family had a farm for 125+ years
1,011
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesYes
Yes
NoYes025-050
Flexible--within 2-3 hrs of New York City.
Would like to lease or own land near wooded/wild conservation land.  Would like to farm a few acres intensively with enough land for rotation. Plan to have a space/building erected for educational workshops and retreats.
Co-founder of Community Urban Farm in Long Island City, NY.  Attended workshops related to soil health and reading agriculturel books.  Has been trying to grow crops on the lot but hasn't adjusted it to market production.
Graduate of New Beginnings Farm Roots program offered by Grow NYC.  Wife is an apprentice herbalist.
1,009
Dairy- cowYesYes
Yes
NoYesOpen
Flexible
Seeking land for cow dairy operation.
Dairy farm worker experience.
997
HopsYesNo
Yes
YesNo000-010
Chatham area preferred
Hoping to grow hops and barley.  Desire land that is as flat as possible, slightly sloping is ok.
Has worked on several farms, and has grown most of his own food organically for many years.
Already has buyers lined up to purchase hops product once it is in production.
985
Dairy- cowNoYes
Yes
NoNoOpen
Flexible
Currently milking 30 registered Jerseys and 20  heifers.  Has some of own equipment. Ideally seeking 100-200 cow freestall w land base, will look at 50 cow tie stalls to 400 head operations.  Has rotationally grazed, would like to continue if possible.
Has rented dairy farms for the past 10 yrs.  Tie stall and free stall style farms.  Has milked 40-150 cows during these times.  Has higher end registered cattle and concentrates on genetics and progressive farming practices.
Has produced own feed and purchases feed when needed.  Enjoys making and growing top qualify hay and forage crops, but can purchase feed if need be.  Partner is a dairy nutritionist.
982
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesYes
No
NoNo010-025
Hudson Valley, or possibly Finger Lakes or Southern Tier region
Diversified mixed vegetable farm using organic growing methods.  Do mostly direct-marketing through CSA and farmers market sales.
Farming partners, over 10 yrs collective growing experience.  Most recent experience was growing for a 100-member CSA in the US Virgin Islands as salaried farm managers.  Both graduates from UC Santa Cruz farm and garden apprentice program.
Both have apprenticed/interned on production oriented NGO non-profit farms.  Ideally would like to purchase farmland.
978
GoatsYesNo
Yes
NoNo000-010
Preferably Chatham or neighboring towns.
Looking to expand current goat operation for both personal pleasure and profit.  Goal is to raise several different breeds for various purposes.  Intend to raise meat and dairy goats, and to help "grow" the mini-dairy breeds.
Has been farming with both vegetables and animals for past 12+ years.
Has own portable electric fencing, would be willing to have a small shed/barn built if not on the property.
975
Meat, diversifiedYesNo
No
NoNo100-200
Ideally near Livingston
Seeking land nearby current farm in Livingston where they can keep all livestock at one location.  Hope to increase beef herd to 100, and flock of sheep to about the same.  Would consider selling current property to generate capital to purchase.
Have been raising cattle, sheep, goats and horses organically for the past 23 years.  Own 25 ac, but lease most of the land they farm (spread out over Columbia County).
Have 25 sheep, 8 goats, 12 ponies, 4 horses, milk cow, bull and chickens.  30 beef cows and calves on rental land.  250-300 bee hives in 18 bee yards around the county.
970
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesYes
Yes
YesYes010-025
Flexible
Specialty vegetables from the Mediterranean, and raising sheep and goats for milk.  Hope to help satisfy the high seasonal demand on some speciality products.
Was a farmer in Jordan for a number of years
962
Meat, diversifiedYesYes
Yes
NoYesOpen
NJ or PA
Would like to grow livestock for meat or milk purposes, reproduction of livestock, eggs, and milk for sale
Beginning farmer, studied at Agricultural University.  Has experience with cows, goats, horses, and managed horse farm in Maryland.
959
BeefYesNo
No
NoNo100-200
Close to Schodack Landing, or on large property/land close together
Seeking several or one large parcel for young farmers to work cooperatively with Harrier Fields Farm.  Leased farms would raise Devon cattle, cow-calf productions to be finished at Harrier Fields Farm (organic, nutrient dense, 100% grass)
Has farmed Harrier Fields Farm for 33 years.
Friends seeking land grew up on midwest small farm and are looking to lease land.
957
Brewery/DistilleryYesNo
Yes
NoNo000-010
Dutchess County--Millbrook or nearby.  Accessible by train from NYC.
Developing small scale farm distillery under NY programs.  Plan to ferment during week and distill on weekends.  Land could possibly be shared with another operation.
Raised on farm in MN.  Worked as analytical chemistry/chemical engineering firm, daily responsibilities included distillation of chemical.  Looking to go back to roots.
951
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesYes
Yes
NoNo000-010
Flexible
Farm will be small scale sustainably grown flower and herb farm (1-2 ac production, more for crop rotation), chickens and bees.  Hope to expand to vegetables. To include farmstay with 3 yurts and educational classes on herbalism, gardening & homesteading
Completed University of Vermont Farmer Training Program (graduated October 2013)
948
OtherYesNo
No
NoNoOpen
Flexible
Plan to establish an aquaculture fish farm with an aquaponics system, and permaculture fish farming.  Would be raising fish in a recirculating aquaculture system with greenhouses for an aquaponics system.  Open land to be used for permaculture system.
Presently have a team consisting of an aquaculture person and have done feasibility calculations
944
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesNo
No
NoNo000-010
Flexible
Very small organic farm.  No equipment.  Hopes to sell to farmer's markets and restaurants.
Experience selling produce to a restaurant.  Avid gardener for many years, with professional training at NY Botanical garden.
Many years in the NYC restaurant business.
942
Meat, diversifiedYesYes
Yes
NoNo025-050
Flexible
Two families looking to produce grass fed meat, and eventually fish and vegetables through aquaponics for farmers markets.  Have 5-yr business plan to start with chickens, eggs and turkeys and expand to quail, quail eggs, and aquaponics.
Have raised grassfed beef, chicken and turkeys for 8-10 yrs for self and family.  Looking to expand to a CSA.
937
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesYes
No
YesNo010-025
Ideally Suffolk County, but can travel within 2 hours of Long Island
Hoping to grow vegetables, mainly garlic.  In future, might consider diversifying to include meat goats, if possible.
Five years farming experience
935
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesYes
No
NoNo000-010
Flexible
Would like to set up a CSA based model to provide weekly organic vegetables to local consumers.  Would create permanent bed system and build up soils season by season.
Has been involved with organic vegetable and fruit production for the past 3 years.  Worked on 3 different operations, ranging from 6-10 ac.
Helped run CSA based model and also managed farmers markets and wholesale accounts.
934
Hay/CropsYesNo
No
NoNoOpen
Northern Columbia County, but flexible
Would like to create a sustainable environment and develop a cash crop suitable to the land
Dairy and fieldwork apprentice, land and property maintenance, gardening experience
912
Dairy- cowYesYes
Yes
NoYes050-100
Columbia, Ulster, Dutchess, Delaware or Greene Counties
Goal is to have a dairy farm with at least 50 cows, and to grow crops.
Grew up on dairy farm, worked on two different dairy farms
Currently working on a horse/beef farm
904
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesNo
Yes
YesNo000-010
Within 45 min of Hartford, CT (ideally)
Hoping to start certified organic vegetable CSA
3 yrs experience working on organic vegetable farms in virtually every facet of operation: greenhouse, tractor work, CSA, sales & marketing, planting, harvesting, processing, and packing.
Has completed 6-mo organic farming apprenticeshop at UC Santa Cruz and holds certificate in ecological horticulture.
902
HorsesYesYes
Yes
NoNo000-010
Flexible
Seeking a landowner with an existing horse operation who needs help and is willing to teach about horse husbandry.  Seeking potential small scale business parter in horse trading industry
Little experience tending to horses, but has spent time around horses and wants to learn to breed, train and raise horses as well as other livestock
900
HorsesYesYes
Yes
YesYes000-010
Flexible
Would like to open a youth equine sport center and community agricultual center.  Hope to include a community garden.
Several years working in equine industry training, teaching and rehabbing horses
894
GoatsNoYes
Yes
NoYes025-050
Flexible
Would like to keep goats to make artisanal cheese, and bees with forage crops for bees and to sell (clover).  Would also like to have chickens, a large kitchen garden plot, berries, and fruit trees
Novice
884
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)NoNo
No
NoNo050-100
Southern Columbia County
Interested in expanding current operation to include grain production.
Currently leasing great acreage for a successful Winter CSA.
Has been farming for 13 years, recently began growing small grains.
863
FlowersYesYes
Yes
NoNo000-010
Within 2 hours of NYC
Young couple looking for a forever home, "lease-to-own" or other type of arrangement that will allow us to eventually purchase the farm land.
Current farm business is two years young and growing fast. We have combined farming experience of 12 years.
862
PoultryYesYes
Yes
NoNo010-025
Orange County
Mixed-use, poultry, herbs, and vegetables.  Possibly a small number of livestock (depending on the size of the land).  Poultry is chemical and antibiotic free, not certified organic.
Raised poultry (laying hens, meat chickens, turkeys, rabbits, ducks) for 8 years, commercially for 3.  Small-scale gardening experience growing vegetables and various herbs
Currently raises egg layers with cornish cross to increase activity level, and is exploring alternative breeds.
843
Dairy, diversified (small animals, other)YesYes
Yes
YesYes025-050
Flexible
Hoping to start small organic dairy with farmers market eggs, vegetables, and dairy products.  Would like to have a horse team and rely mostly on horse drawn equipment.
Own 1840 home on 2 ac.  Manage small flock of chickens for eggs and rabbits for fiber.  Light vegetable gardening experience and property maintenance.
836
BeefYesYes
Yes
NoYes050-100
Flexible
Seeking land to relocate operation.  Plans to have grass-fed beef farm, and horses
Family ran beef farm for 30 years
832
GoatsYesYes
Yes
NoNo010-025
East of Hudson River, either Washington, Rensselaer or Columbia County, within 30 minutes of Albany
Primary objective is to create a goat dairy with initial products of yogurt and feta.  Secondary objective is to create a science/land-based education center
Partner 1: farm hand harvesting mesclun greens; caretaker of small farm-sheepherding flock of 30 sheep and health of draft horses & chickens; grass based cow dairy and cheese making; currently manager of a community garden.
Partner 2: comes from long history of farmers in Midwest, family still manages 300 acres; currently project manager for nonprofit developer, experience in financial management, grant writing/project management, group facilitation
825
PigsYesNo
Yes
NoYes000-010
Flexible
Primary focus is grass-fed pigs, would like the option to expand into other types of organic farming in future.  Seeking pasture, some woods (oaks or an old apple orchard are ideal).
Has primarily worked with horses since a young age, and has worked for a farm in Red Hook.  Pursuing a family farming collaborative.
Family comes from a rich heritage of Arkansas farmers.
821
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesNo
No
NoNo000-010
Flexible
Small organic vegetable operation (market or CSA), preferably with some livestock (chicken, goats)
Assistant farm manager on 1-ac urban farm for 2 seasons- farmers market, CSA, organic vegetable and flower production.
Managed laying hens for 1 year.  1 season apprenticeship program.
811
HorsesYesYes
Yes
NoYesOpen
Southern Columbia County or Northern Dutchess County
Seeking location for horses to reside and be incorporated in daily sessions for clients including Equine Assisted Growth and Learning, Hippotherapy, Therapeutic Riding & Driving
In process of establishing nonprofit offering affordable equine assisted therapeutic services for children and adults of all abilities
788
HopsYesNo
Yes
NoNo010-025
Within 10-15 miles of Stockport.
In the process of writing a business plan for commercial hops production.  Finding land that is suitable is integral to business plan.
Worked with an organic vegetable farmer in Sweden for 2 seasons.
Currently growing hops on a small scale and have vast experience with vegetable farming on a small scale.
785
BeefYesYes
Yes
NoYes050-100
Flexible
Looking to assist or take over a running cattle operation.  May expand to include other livestock.
Has been leasing 100 ac cattle farm in AL for past 5 years.
761
Dairy- cowNoNo
No
NoNo200+
Columbia County, flexible (home farm in Copake).  Seeking 350+ acres in a somewhat contiguous area.
Planning on diversifying into corn, soybeans, and other grains in order to bring other family members into the operation.
Full time dairy farmer since 1970
Milk 170 cows and raise all replacements.  Hudson Valley Fresh milk producer.  Own 400+ ac and rent an additional 400+ ac.
729
Hay/CropsNoNo
No
NoNo010-025
Within 15 miles of Kinderhook
Trying to increase revenues of farm to accompany generational transfer.  Land must be accessible for large farm equipment and at least 10 acres in size.
Family dairy operation, intergenerational
700 cow dairy currently cropping 2,000 acres.  Established in 1958.
706
SheepYesNo
No
NoYes025-050
Flexible
Interested in an apprenticeship program with focus on sheep & dairy, with possibility of taking over the farm in a lease to buy arrangement.  Considering pheasant/quail as additional source of revenue
Experienced with exotic poultry (pheasant/quail)
704
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesNo
No
NoNo000-010
Flexible
Seeking land for organic vegetable operation, and possible orchard.
Have farmed for 3 years.  2 years have been as farm manager for small organic CSA.
696
Hay/CropsNoNo
No
NoNoOpen
Flexible
Available for hire to brush hog land, or grow crops.
Has been farming for many years, diverse experience
Does not have harvesting equipment for hay but has tractor and brush hog so could re-seed.  Has draft horses that could be used for logging.
676
Hay/CropsNoNo
No
NoNoOpen
Flexible, home farm is Valatie
Grow corn, alfalfa and grass for herd.  Always looking for more cropland if it fits in the area they cover.
Active dairy operation that grows crops to feed herd.  Farm 1,800 acres and rent from 25-30 different landowners.
Grew up on well known family dairy farm
672
Hay/Crops and PastureYesYes
Yes
NoYesOpen
Flexible, home farm is in Rensselaer
Looking to expand current heifer operation.  Current farm is 20 acres, raises heifers and hay.  Seeking pasture land and hay land.  Family farm operation, raises heifers.
Grew up on family farm
668
Dairy- cowYesYes
Yes
NoNo050-100
Flexible
Would like to lease dairy farm that is ready to milk cows, with room for 50-70 head of cattle.  Would like to have some existing pastures for cows, but not essential
Has been farmer for entire life, and would like to continue farming
667
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesYes
No
NoNo000-010
Flexible
Plan to continue to farm as a Certified Naturally Grown CSA farm with over 40 types of produce, plus herbs and flowers.  Grow organically and plan to obtain Organic Certification.  Ideally looking for a home on property, but flexible.
Currently operate 97-member CSA, Certified Naturally Grown.  Deliver once a week, growing on 6 ac in New Paltz
Couple, both from farming backgrounds.  Over 10 years farming experience
659
Dairy, diversified (small animals, other)NoYes
No
NoNoOpen
Ideally in Hudson, Germantown or Taconic Hills school district.
Intend to have a dairy operation with possibly pigs and other small animals.  Would like to grow vegetables as well.  Looking to lease a farm to expand operations of current farm.
Farmed for 22 yrs, mainly dairy cows as well as pigs, goats, rabbits etc.  Involved with 4H and County fairs.
641
Dairy- cowYesNo
Yes
NoYes100-200
Flexible
Need to expand and move current dairy operation.  Rented barn and house are being sold, so need to move.  Currently milking 20 cows.
Existing dairy operation, and also rents 150 acres of land.
Has full line of farm machinery.
638
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesNo
No
NoNo000-010
Flexible
Small farming operation
Has gardened and farmed for entire life, member-owner of the Philmont Market co-op
630
Meat, diversifiedYesYes
Yes
NoYes050-100
Flexible
Wants to relocate existing small animal farm (sheep, goats, chickens, rabbits, ducks).  Sells products at farmers markets.
Has been farming for the past 7+ years
Has own haying equipment
623
HerbsYesYes
No
NoYes010-025
Flexible
Organic farming, would like moist woods as well for growing ginseng
20 yrs exp cultivating American Ginseng and agricultural products.
607
HomesteadingNoNo
No
NoNo000-010
Flexible
Looking for land and simple housing for homesteading (chickens, goats, bees, vegetables, etc.)   Hope to produce enough food for own consumption, considering transitioning into commercial farming.  Could provide honey, vegetables, milk etc to landowner.
Husband grew up farming (fruit trees, pigs, chickens, vegetables) in Brazil.
Has been doing home-scale gardening.
596
GoatsYesNo
Yes
NoYes000-010
Flexible
Looking to establish a goat farm.  Currently breed dairy/meat goats.  Also interested in sustainable vegetable growing.
Worked at greenhouse and vegetable farm in West Nyak for 6 years.  Raised pigs, chickens, rabbits and calves.  Took care of horses and ponies.
595
Hay/CropsNoNo
No
NoNo050-100
30 miles from Ancramdale, depending on situation
Feeds hay and baleage to beef cattle, needs additional acreage to harvest hay.
Raised on current beef farm, a former dairy farm.  Has been raising grassfed beef organically for 12 years.
594
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesNo
No
NoNo000-010
Kingston area
Currently manages a small urban farm in Kingston, grows diversified vegetable crops and sells directly to restaurants, customers at farmstand and winter market.  Would like to expand vegetable and fruit production of existing farm and possibly start a CSA
Started farming in 2003 as an apprentice at wholesale vegetable and meat bird farm in PA.  Since then has been intern and asst farm manager at Poughkeepsie Farm Project, farm manager at Philles Bridge Farm.
Currently running South Pine Street City Farm, an urban farm in Kingston.  Has focused on vegetable production for CSA modeled farms, but has grown wholesale production and raised livestock such as meat and laying chickens, sheep and goats.
576
HopsNoNo
No
NoNo000-010
Flexible
Beginning farmer from northern Westchester interested in growing hops on larger scale in the Hudson Valley and specifically Columbia County.
Have grown hops for 3 years in Canaan and South Salem, NY
523
OtherNoNo
No
NoNo000-010
Flexible
Envision a B&B as well as classes, and farm to table growing with markets and restaurants.  Looking for a creative, long-term land sitation with housing.
Owned farm in Maine with daughter, have been exploring farming in Columbia County.
Besides farming, has done food catering, and teaching rural skills and art.
509
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)NoNo
No
NoNoOpen
Flexible
Would like to grow vegetables, possibly partner with another farmer to produce prepared foods
Helped start-up advanced organic greenhouse operation for heriloom tomatoes.  Attended farm apprenticeship program at thetreeoflife.nu--asst farm manager, set up farm education program, ran sprout operation.
Grew up farming in family garden
497
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)YesNo
No
NoNo010-025
Flexible
Would like to grow corn, potatoes, garlic, vegetables, and herbs.  Interested to lease and/or share land with another farmer
Has rented land before, worked in partnership with other farmers
Has been a vendor at farmers markets in NYC, Dutchess and Orange Counties for the past 10 years
467
Hay/CropsNoNo
No
NoNo025-050
Ideally within ten miles of farm (Copake)
Need more land for hay production.  Would manage the land organically.  Farm cattle, sheep and pigs as well as growing vegetables, herbs and seeds.
Has been farming for over 20 yrs.  Last 5 yrs at Camphill Village.  Practice organic/biodynamic farming.
407
HorticultureYesYes
Yes
NoYes025-050
Flexible
Diverse blend of horticultural plants and livestock.  Woodlot desirable.  Will use profits to invest in infrastructure as needed.  Long-term plan to invest in agri-tourism projects including seed funding projects.
Attended Hawthorne Valley Learning Center's Holistic Management Class, will attend NOFA beginning women farmers' conference.
397
Vegetables, diversified (incl meat, dairy, fruit, etc)NoNo
No
NoNo050-100
Flexible
300 family CSA, Brooklyn-Manhatten.  Distributor and grower of specialty produce, 50 restaurants and clients in NYC and Westchester.
Owner of Upstate Farms 1992 to present.  Farmer of Paisley Farm 1995 - present.  Certified organic 1996-2004.
354
PigsYesNo
Yes
NoYes025-050
New Lebanon area, but flexible
Additional pasture land for free range pigs and sheep.  Each group of pigs (15-20/group) is rotated in 1/4 to 1/2 acre parcels, which are prepared w/ a forage crop.
Have been farming on their 16 acres for 3 years.   Currently leasing an additional 2 acres.
351
Hay/CropsNoNo
No
NoNoOpen
Distance from Germantown would depend on the size of the parcel
Looking for additional land to hay.  Current operation includes a dairy, hay, and row crops.
Farms and leases about 1,400 acres in the area.
Has been farming with brothers for about 10 years, family has been farming for 4 generations in the same location.
286
GoatsNoNo
No
NoNoOpen
Ghent area
Grazing for beef and/or goats--has some movable fencing
Owned farm for 12 years; grew up farming.  Raises beef and goats.
277
Hay/Crops and PastureNoNo
No
NoNoOpen
Distance from Taghkanic would depend on amount of land.
Raises draft horses, long horn cattle, bison, chickens, pigs and hay crop.  Additional land for hay crop, or for pasture
Grew up on 150-cow dairy, doing all aspects of farming.
Moved to own 200 dairy farm.
276
BeefYesNo
No
NoYes010-025
Columbia County.  Also looking for caretaking position in exchange for house, if possible.
Additional pasture for grass-fed Galloways (beef cows).  Would like to purchase more animals but need more pasture.
Have experience in all phases of beef farming and caring for the land that supports it.
Willing and able to cut and bail hay, brush cut and neaten hedgerows.
271
Dairy- cowYesNo
Yes
NoYesOpen
Columbia County-flexible
Business plan includes finding long-term lease situation on a dairy farm, buying calves (Jersey), and keeping them to start milking.  Additionally, selling some crops.
Very experienced in rotational grazing (more profit, better for cows & environment)
Farmed part-time for 25 yrs, raising Jersey calves to breed heifers.  Crops, hay, buckwheat, corn, oats and rye.  Attended ag college, Coop Ext. seminars.
247
Hay/CropsYesNo
No
NoYesOpen
Up to 10 miles from farm in Kinderhook, depending on situation
Want additional land for grazing and hay, for operation that raises grass fed beef and sheep from calving/lambing to finished product.
Raised beef cattle & related activities for last 20 years; 5 yrs at present location
244
HayNoNo
No
NoNoOpen
Stuyvesant Falls, but will travel
Hay, can make horse hay
240
Hay/CropsNoNo
No
NoNoOpen
Closer to Canaan better; would travel farther if close to other leased lands or big property
Make and sell horse hay.  Boards horses, 20 beef cows, makes & sells horse hay.
119
Hay/Crops and PastureNoNo
No
NoNoOpen
The closer to home farm in Ghent the better, though can haul cattle to grazing locations.
Need additional land to hay or graze, currently have 250 head of cattle.  Black Angus and chickens.  Windmill powered ranch, no antibiotics, no hormones, no grain.  Organic land use practices.
Grass fed and grass finished Black Angus Beef and pastured chicken and eggs for 6 yrs.
76
BeefYesNo
No
NoYesOpen
10-15 miles from North Chatham.
Looking for a new base for 15 cows/calf pairs.  Looking for landowner to supply farm-he would supply cattle and management and improve land.
Farming for 40 years.  Experienced in grazing, composting, beef cattle, grass fed beef
44
BeefYesNo
No
NoYes100-200
Ideally within 2-3 miles of farm on Wiltsie Bridge Road in Ancramdale, but would consider longer distances
Business is expanding, so looking for more land to graze cattle on.  Currently graze on own land and one rented property.  Water is key component, fencing good but can install if it doesn't currently exist.
Has been farming for 9 years.  Owns land where farm is based and rents other land for grazing and hay.