Jordan Engel

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

I plan on establishing a permaculture-style food forest / orchard with a wide array of fruit crops and culinary mushrooms. Partially forested, partially cleared acreage is preferable.

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Capital Area
    • Albany
    • Rensselaer
    • Saratoga
    • Washington
  • Hudson Valley
    • Columbia
    • Dutchess
    • Greene
    • Orange
    • Putnam
    • Rockland
    • Sullivan
    • Ulster
    • Westchester

Desired acreage:

1-5, 6-10

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Fruits, Other Crops

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

Farm Management, For Lease, Partnership, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement

Additional Information

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


Experience & education:

Formal agricultural education, 4, 5

Experience description:

Apprentice, intern, and employee on a variety of urban and rural farms in Kentucky, Illinois, South Dakota, and Maryland. Trained specifically in fruit tree cultivation in the climate of the Northeast. Currently work at a nonprofit supporting farmers.