Hayfinders.com, LLC is a native New Mexican owned business with the goal of connecting the hay/forage consumer directly to the farmer. Hayfinders.com is owned and operated by Orlando Castillo and Joey Fresquez.
Orlando Castillo was born and raised on a small farm in Valencia County where his family farmed alfalfa for 40 years. While in high school, Orlando took over farming operations in order to pay his way through college using the money he earned from selling quality alfalfa. Orlando graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1998 with a degree in Secondary Math Education. After moving to Austin, TX and teaching high school math for two years, Orlando began a career as a web developer and has had a successful career while working with start-ups, established companies and public organizations for the past 15 years. Now Orlando has combined his past farming experience with his web development skills to bring consumers and farmers together with Hayfinders.com.
Joey Fresquez was born and raised in northern New Mexico and is familiar with the ranching community and the quest for good quality hay for livestock. Joey and his wife Cathy (Orlando’s sister) now own the family farm in Valencia County and are growers of quality grass hay. Joey is a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute and New Mexico State University. Joey served 9 years in the New Mexico Army National Guard and is a former Athletic Trainer and secondary school teacher. Joey is now a partner in Hayfinders.com using his farming knowledge, networking and business skills to help connect consumers to farmers for their forage needs.
Hayfinders.com understands that many times consumers of livestock forage have a difficult time finding quality grass hay or alfalfa in large or small quantities. There are 24,000 farms and ranches in New Mexico on 44 million acres (NMSU Extension Office) and our goal is to connect potential forage consumers to farmers. Hayfinders.com can help you locate forage for your one horse or your herd of cattle and it will assist the farmer, small or large, by increasing his visibility and increasing sales to decrease inventory and get ready for the next harvest.