Farming Status and Plans
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
We run a small compost collection and production company. We are actively looking for 1-3 new sites (long term lease, partnership, future ownership) and would prefer to collaborate with a farmer who may need compost. We collect and compost food scraps, wood, leaves and manure. We are developing a high quality regional product and are committed to promoting the environmental benefits of composting for soils, water and climate mitigation.
Currently using a airated static pile system. Can use poor quality land but needs to be flat and will need to use or develop an improved surface (ie concrete, asphalt) pad for composting. Also need accessability for trucks and access to electric & water (not a big consumer of either).
Description of marketing method:
Selling wholesale and retail - bulk and bagged products
Does this farmer have a business plan?Yes
Preferred location:Southeast, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster
Desired acreage:1-5, 6-10, 11-20, 21-50
Infrastructure required:Water access, Electrical Access
Description of water access required:
Prefer access to water (well) but can utilize water storage equipment of water if needed.
Crops and Livestock
Primary crops:Other Crops
Description of livestock/crops:
Compost production / Soil farming
Tenure options desired:For Lease, Partnership, Other Tenure Agreement
Description of tenure options desired:
Farm sharing of materials and long term lease
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?No
Experience & education:Formal agricultural education, Farm management, Farm employee
Compost Operations Training w US Composting Council
Rutgers University Compost Operators Certification
Currently operating as collector and producer
Significant experience & background in land use /environmental planning and Zoning.