Nathaniel Zimmer

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Not currently farming

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

My farming status is to grow indeterminate tomatoes on the property with herb plot and lettuce for part of the season when it can be grown also squash and cucumbers too and corn on small scale I will only use OMRI listed fertilizer I have a pond but it won’t supply the need of fertilizer everything needs so I will use bioworks fertilizer 

Description of marketing method:

I would start a farmstand on the property and on Sunday go to farmers market to sell extra produce that we harvested on Friday 

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

Eastern, Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Washington

Desired acreage:

1-5, 6-10, 11-20, 21-50

Infrastructure required:

Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Water access

Description of buildings required:

I will I would need to bring my greenhouse from Schenectady to start all seeds for the land and sell the rest for extra money for fertilizer and expensive that comes with farming 

Description of water access required:

I would need at least a well to water plants but it will have to be close to the plot so that I don’t run a long hose to the plot of not close it is still fine

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Other Crops

Primary Livestock:

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

Description of livestock/crops:

I don’t care about what live stock you have on the plot I can use the poo for fertilizer too 

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

Farm Management, For Lease, Partnership

Description of tenure options desired:

I would want a partnership as I am a 16 year old kid starting my farm career I love farming it had been in my family for generations my family were German immergrants moved to Schoharie County to farm on 1000 acres 

Additional Information

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

Maybe

Experience & education:

Farm internship/apprenticeship

Experience description:

I worked at roots and wisdom from SJTA and was at farm-stand selling products harvester washer and Etc