Farming Status and Plans
Farming status:Full time
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
Our organization is Propagate Group PBC. We are a farm management company looking to grow currant, chestnut, & black locust timber agroforestry under management in Columbia county.
Description of marketing method:
Currants: Wholesale, fresh & frozen to supplements brands & juice brands.
Chestnuts: Wholesale, direct to major metro area grocers. Dried chestnuts for flour.
Black Locust: Outdoor decking & posts, small scale lumber mill.
Does this farmer have a business plan?Yes
Preferred location:Southeast, Columbia
Desired acreage:21-50, 51-100, >100
Infrastructure required:Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Water access, Electrical Access
Description of buildings required:
Pole barn for storage of tractors & inputs.
Description of water access required:
Pond or well from which we can run irrigation pumps and lines.
Crops and Livestock
Primary crops:Fruits, Other Crops
Description of livestock/crops:
The agroforestry system is designed as an alleycropping / silovpasture layout which is spaced for a pasture raised poultry/cattle operator, or a vegetable/grain farmer to farm / graze the rows.
Tenure options desired:Farm Management, For Lease, Partnership, For Sale
Description of tenure options desired:
We have a range of agreements from which we can work with depending on the risk profile of the land owner. We can lease land on a long term basis or be paid to cultivate tree crops for the land owner looking to own the crop themselves.
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
Our team has 5+ years of collective experience on farms & work with a long list of network partners to fill in our knowledge & labor gaps for specific farm tasks. We've traveled the temperate northeast researching and modeling successful fruit, nut & timber agroforestry operations for the past 3 years.