Farming Status and Plans
Farming status:Part time
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
I will use a notill bio intensive organic approach to create and maintain a diverse market garden producing vegetables and berry crops.
Description of marketing method:
csa and farmers markets will be utilized
Preferred location:Southeast, Columbia, Dutchess, Putnam
Infrastructure required:Water access, Electrical Access
Description of water access required:
I would need access to a clean water source such as a well or pond.
Crops and Livestock
Description of livestock/crops:
Bio-intensive organic vegetable garden and possibly chickens for egg and/or meat production.
Tenure options desired:For Lease, Partnership, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement
Description of tenure options desired:
Looking to lease but will consider buying if the property checks all the boxes.
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Yes
Experience & education:Formal agricultural education, Farm owner, Farm management, Farm employee, Farm internship/apprenticeship
Bachelors degree in ornamental horticulture.
10 years working as a landscaper and landscape designer.
4 years working at a tree farm.
1 year managing an orchard with a small vegetable farm.
4 years teaching Vocational Horticulture.
1 year small scale vegetable production.