Jeremy Kaufman

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

Farm Characteristics

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.  

Farmland Tenure

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. 

Additional Information

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

Experience description:

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.