CALL FOR FARMERS
137 ACRES IN COLUMBIA COUNTY, NY
LONG-TERM LEASE WITH PURCHASE OPTION
Dirt Capital Partners is seeking experienced farmers interested in a long-term lease with a purchase option on 137 acres of flat, prime farmland in Livingston, NY.
The farm is ideal for a pasture-based livestock or diversified operation, with the possibility of high-value vegetable production on 30 acres of well-drained Unadilla silt loam.
Niche and value-added operations with high growth potential – specialized grains, value-added meat or dairy, hop or malt production, etc – are also strongly encouraged to apply.
Formerly a dairy until 2006, the farm has several barns and sheds, some quite large, that can be used to house livestock, for storage, or modified for most types of value-added production. A spring-fed creek in the center of the property provides ample year-round water supply.
The property is well located for direct to consumer sales locally and into the New York metro area – near the towns of Hudson, Red Hook and Rhinebeck, and 100 miles north of New York City.
This opportunity is available as part of a mission to provide secure long-term land access and opportunities for farm ownership to small and mid-sized working farmers in the Northeast United States. The partnership arrangement with Dirt Capital is flexible and will be tailored to the goals and capabilities of the individual farm operation.
Applicants should have three or more years experience managing a successful farm business. Preference will be given to an operation that can take management of the property in spring 2014, but we would consider working with a farmer who is not able to use the farm until later in 2014 or early 2015. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply in early 2014, even if not able to use the land in spring 2014.
For more information and to apply: www.dirtpartners.com/
Información y una solicitud en español estará disponible en breve – gracias al apoyo de GrowNYC FARMroots: www.dirtpartners.