Eva Usadi

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Not currently farming

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Trauma and Resiliency Resources, Inc, is a 501c3 public charity that works with military veterans and first responders. We have found a beautiful 138 acre farm in Columbia County and are working on purchasing it so that we can run our Warrior Camp® (WC) program full time. WC is a residential clinical treatment program for active military and veterans of all eras. We serve a plant-based diet and want to teach sustainable living through organic farming, as well as leasing 100 acres to a farmer (preferably, but not necessarily, a veteran) to support our program and their learning and livelihood. There is a 3-bedroom/2 bathroom house on the property that will be included in the lease. We work with horses as a central part of our program and will have 12-20 horses on property as well as other farm animals. We will build what we need on site for our program.  We need an experienced farm manager. www.trrhelp.org

Does this farmer have a business plan?

Yes

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

Columbia, Dutchess, Putnam, Ulster

Desired acreage:

>100

Infrastructure required:

Onsite housing, Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Farm equipment, Water access, Fencing

Description of farm equipment required:

Any 

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Hay

Primary Livestock:

Equine, Goats/Sheep, Poultry

Description of livestock/crops:

12-20 horses used for Equine Assisted Psychotherapy - a non-riding model. Horses are used at liberty, in an enclosed arena - outside and indoor.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

Farm Management, For Lease, Partnership

Additional Information

Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?

Yes

Experience & education:

Farm owner, Farm management

Experience description:

We will be leasing land to farmers through the  Farmer Veteran Coalition, if possible. We  need an experienced Farm Manager.