Farmer Profile for Kristian Holbrook

Co-Applicant / Spouse Name

Haesel Charlesworth Holbrook

Please describe your past and/or present farming experience

I have manage 3 dairies with cheese making and processing outlets.

Are you currently farming?

Yes

Are you interested in connecting with other farmers to explore collocation or collaborative farm ideas?

Yes

Counties being considered

Orange
Windham

What is the primary agricultural enterprise you are considering?

Dairy (cows)

What other enterprises are you considering?

Apple/Fruit
Dairy (cows)
Goats
Sheep

Total Acres Desired

20.0

Acres in Pasture

20.0

Organic

No

Farm Structures Needed

Barn(s)

Farmhouse Needed

Doesn't matter

Which of the following arrangements are you considering?

Farm Manager
Lease with Option to Buy
Long-Term Lease
Owner-Financed Sale
Standard Sale
Work to Own (Gradual Transfer of Responsibility & Farm Assets)

Have you been qualified by a lending institution? (if applicable)

No

Are you interested in conserved farms?

Yes

Do you have a business plan? Please write an informative description of your vision & goals for your farming future.

While we do not currently have a business plan we have started and maintained 3 different farming enterprises. We are currently seeking a property with primarily pastures and hayfields to begin to transition to our own business on site. Currently I work off the farm but I own a flock of dairy sheep and commercial cheese making equipment including a cheese vat/ pasteurizer.