Farming Status and Plans
Farming status:Full time
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
I am currently farming at the Hudson Valley Farm Hub as part of the profarmer program where I am managing a 1 acre hop yard as well as doing many of the day to day work activities for our 60 acre mixed vegetable operation. I have also been the lead on many of our roll and crimp no till veg practices and am invested in new ways of organic sustainable ecologically minded agriculture including cover cropping, green manuring, roll and crimping, transfer mulching, and many other practices. It is my goal to start my own farm someday that has social justice, and ecological sustainablity at the heart of everything that we do. I envision my future farm as being a diversified operation of mixed veg, hops, and organic barley.
Does this farmer have a business plan?In progress
Preferred location:Southeast, Columbia, Dutchess, Ulster
Desired acreage:1-5, 6-10, 11-20, 21-50, 51-100
Infrastructure required:Onsite housing, Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops
Crops and Livestock
Primary crops:Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Other Crops
Description of livestock/crops:
Mixed Veg, hops, and barley
Tenure options desired:Farm Management, For Lease, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Yes
Experience & education:Formal agricultural education, Farm management, Farm employee, Farm internship/apprenticeship
I spent many years on my family's farm in Kansas growing corn, wheat, soy, and beef cattle and now have spent 2 years at the hudson valley farm hub growing organic vegetables and hops.