Farming Status and Plans
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
I am a natural products medicinal plant research scientist and a farmer who has lost larger part of the land on the family farm in Walden, NY. I operated an organic farm since 1989. We hope to apply precision farming technologies for hemp production knowlege data base. I am seeking a large >100 acres to produce industrial hemp with possibilities of being able to house and access some local agricultural equipment such as tractor, plow, disk, seeder, weeder and others. A barn to house equipments for repair and >100 acres of farmland to grow hemp. Thank you.
Description of marketing method:
We have a marketing office in NYC for GAP/Organic certified and processed material in medical clinics and pharmaceutical distribution.
Does this farmer have a business plan?Yes
- Hudson Valley
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:
We hope to be able to drying equipment and safely store some hemp flowers and leaves and if possible to use an outhouse or a barn that can allow to house a assemble a HACCP unit inside with a possible cold storage, and electrical system to process some materials. For the farm work and my collegues, we would like to have a housing facility on the farm.
Description of farm equipment required:
We have 75 and 85 Hp equipment but would like to have access to seed drills, disks, and plows and attachments for organic farming if possible.
Description of water access required:
We would need to drip irrigate and willing to set up some tanks for organic fertilizers and would like water test confirmation for the farm water sources.
Description of fencing required:
Industrial hemp would appreciate public access management due to confusion as cannabis.
Crops and Livestock
Primary crops:Other Crops
Tenure options desired:Farm Management, For Lease, Partnership, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement
Description of tenure options desired:
We would be able to improve facilities for a long term potential management and the lease. We would also be interested in a purchase of the farm with growth potential of upto and beyond 500 acres in the vicinity of the farm. We are looking for GAP/organic production alliance in the farmers for hemp productions.
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Yes
Experience & education:Formal agricultural education, Farm owner, On farm work experience
I am a practioner of Traditional Herbal Medicine. I am a molecular biologist with MA from CU for natural products development for neglected diseases as my focus. I have been operating a not for profit organization called Knowledge Recovery Foundation since 1986 for development of natural products drugs. I am interested in developing a comprehensive production for pharmaceutical application of CBD from Hemp crops. I have experience in biomass production in the medicinal plants such as Artemisia annua L. for anti-malarial medicine. With my experiences with natural product extraction and pharmaceutical formulation experience technologies, I am looking for high quality production of industrial hemp culitvars for eventual pharmaceutical formulations for Autism and Crones diseases other conditions.