Sophia DeGaetano

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Not currently farming

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Right now I am working as a florist at a local grocery store. I have three years organic farm experience, farming vegetables and flowers. I want to get a farm started up for 2019. I am planning on starting out with a cut flower farm. I want to sell to local stores and go to markets. I intend on using hand tools and a walking tractor for my first years. I am planning on only using about 3 quarters of a acre at first. 

Does this farmer have a business plan?

Yes

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

Southeast, Columbia, Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan

Desired acreage:

1-5

Infrastructure required:

Water access

Description of water access required:

I plan on using a drip tape irrigation system. 

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Ornamentals

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease

Description of tenure options desired:

I want to rent land for my small bussiness. 

Additional Information

Experience & education:

Farm employee, Farm internship/apprenticeship