Rasaq Babatunde Kunrunmi-Abiola

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Not currently farming

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

I worked at Saratoga farm, Brooklyn as Lead Farmer during the 2017 season. I am planning to establish my own farm in the 2019 planting season, where I wish to do both American and African vegetables. Eventually I would like to diversify and include chicken, rabbit, and honey production. Even longer-term goal would be to add larger stock like cattle and goat later. Vegetables are top priority. Would like to be within a short distance of NYC area. Primairly looking at Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, and Orange county. 

Description of marketing method:

As for the African vegetable,the target are the African foodstuff markets and restaurants

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

Eastern, Southeast, Columbia, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Westchester

Desired acreage:

6-10, 11-20, 21-50, 51-100

Infrastructure required:

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

Description of buildings required:

An average farm building that can habour farm workers,processing space for animals.

Description of farm equipment required:

All relevant farm equipments required for farm production.

Description of water access required:

As appropriate as possible for farm production

Description of fencing required:

As appropriate as possibe to keep the protect the farm from external influence

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Other Crops

Primary Livestock:

Cattle - Beef, Cattle - Dairy, Goats/Sheep, Poultry, Other livestock

Description of livestock/crops:

Relevants ones that are marketable

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

Farm Management, For Lease, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options desired:

No idea yet,still consulting

Additional Information

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

Maybe

Experience & education:

Formal agricultural education, Farm owner, Farm management, Farm employee

Experience description:

I owned a farm back home in Nigeria.I established a standard farmin 2001,where,we plant all types of vegetables/crops,among which are yam,cocoyam,beans,maize,groundnut,cowpea,tomattos,peppers,sweet potatos.

We have a sucessful rabbit production programm,one of our strenght,goat/ram/sheep.chicken (we raise day old chicks for other farmers),broilers and cockrel.

I have a first degree in Accounting and Masters Of Business Administration for my second degree. I have proffessional qualifications in Business/Administration.

Iam about writing examination to qualifyiy me as a Projuct Manager

I attended Poultry short course at University Of Georgia,Athens 

I recently graduated from the FarmRoot/Grownyc farm business for beginners (New York)