Steuben County checking in. We are 12 years into a somewhat similar situation. 35 acres of old barns, woods, and pastures that we have been working with. A couple of things about NY State. Careful with the wetlands and what you do with them. Sounds like someone has already messed with them with the clear cutting. Wetlands come with a really low tax rate, but you need to be careful with what you do in those areas designated. Start familiarizing yourself with what you are allowed to do with a producing license and an exemption. All of this is important as you decide what to do going forward. If there is an Amish or Mennonite community in your area get to know them. Learn where they shop, who does their contracted work for them. You will save yourself a ton of money, and you will learn a lot. Just like us there are a lot of them that farm as clean as they can, and there are those that are basically chemists. Get to know your neighbor farmers. You probably don't need to get equipment if there is someone that can help every once in a while just around the corner. Let them hay your fields if you have them, you will be amazed at what you get back in return. The hunting is a problem everywhere. We let some people hunt on our land. We get our driveway plowed along with a lot of other benefits. We're vegan but we have learned to bend. St Lawrence is a great nursery we bought from them. They were a little pricey, and if you want to do turn 80 acres into something you probably should try some of the wholesalers like Cold Stream and Kriegers. We propagate a lot of our stuff now on our own. Get stuff like your nut trees in earlier on and WRAP them so the bunnies don't girdle them. In New York you can get a tax exempt certificate when you sell 5K in a year. That's a huge help. Happy to try and answer questions if we can. We have tried markets, restaurants, crafts etc. Eventually you will find your spot. You need to pay the bills until then.