Eva Usadi

Farming Status and Plans

Farming status:

Not currently farming

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Trauma and Resiliency Resources, Inc, is a 501c3 public charity that provides FREE programs for active military and veterans of all eras. TRR and it's award-winning program, Warrior Camp®, needs a permanent home in NY state so that we can up our operational tempo of 2-3 programs each year to 2-3 programs each month. This will allow us to expand programming to military families and to first responders. 
TRR's Warrior Camp® is a residential clinical treatment program during which we serve a plant-based, organic diet and we want to teach sustainable living through organic farming, as well as leasing 100 acres to a farmer (preferably, but not necessarily, a veteran) to support our program and their learning and livelihood. We work with horses as a central part of our treatment approach and will have 12-20 horses on property as well as other farm animals. We will build what we need on site.  We are looking to lease or purchase a 100-200+ acre farm in the Hudson Valley.  We will hire an experienced farm manager, a barn manager and other employees. www.trrhelp.org

Does this farmer have a business plan?

Yes

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

Columbia, Dutchess, Putnam, Ulster

Desired acreage:

>100

Infrastructure required:

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

Description of buildings required:

We will build to ADA and EPA requirements and plan to be 100% green.

Description of farm equipment required:

Any 

Description of water access required:

For 25 people living on property every week, some all the time, and up to 20 horses, with other animals (goats, sheep, chickens, bees) as well.

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Hay

Primary Livestock:

Equine, Goats/Sheep, Poultry, Other livestock

Description of livestock/crops:

12-20 horses used for Equine Assisted Psychotherapy - a non-riding model. Horses are used at liberty, in an enclosed arena - outside and indoor. Other animals will be goats, sheep, chickens and bees.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

Farm Management, For Lease, Partnership, For Sale

Additional Information

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

Maybe

Experience & education:

Farm owner, Farm management

Experience description:

We will be leasing land to farmers through the  Farmer Veteran Coalition, if possible. We  need an experienced Farm Manager.