Rasaq Babatunde Kunrunmi-Abiola

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

I worked at Saratoga farm, Brooklyn as Lead Farmer during the 2017 season. I am planning to eslablish my own farm in the 2018 planting season,where,i wish to do both American and African vegetables,combining,chicking,rabbit,snail and honey production,with the mind of bringing in cattle and goat later.

Description of marketing method:

As for the African vegetable,the target are the African foodstuff markets and restaurants

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Capital Area
    • Albany
    • Saratoga
  • Hudson Valley
    • Columbia
    • Westchester

Desired acreage:

11-20, 21-50, 51-100

Infrastructure required:

Onsite housing, Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Farm equipment, Water access, Fencing, Electrical Access

Description of buildings required:

An average farm building that can habour farm workers,processing space for animals.

Description of farm equipment required:

All relevant farm equipments required for farm production.

Description of water access required:

As appropriate as possible for farm production

Description of fencing required:

As appropriate as possibe to keep the protect the farm from external influence

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Other Crops

Primary Livestock:

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

Description of livestock/crops:

Relevants ones that are marketable

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

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

Description of tenure options desired:

No idea yet,still consulting

Additional Information

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


Experience & education:

Formal agricultural education

Experience description:

I owned a farm back home in Nigeria.I established a standard farmin 2001,where,we plant all types of vegetables/crops,among which are yam,cocoyam,beans,maize,groundnut,cowpea,tomattos,peppers,sweet potatos.
We have a sucessful rabbit production programm,one of our strenght,goat/ram/sheep.chicken (we raise day old chicks for other farmers),broilers and cockrel.
I have a first degree in Accounting and Masters Of Business Administration for my second degree. I have proffessional qualifications in Business/Administration.
Iam about writing examination to qualifyiy me as a Projuct Manager
I attended Poultry short course at University Of Georgia,Athens 
I recently graduated from the FarmRoot/Grownyc farm business for beginners (New York)