MyungHi S. Lee

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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.

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Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Hudson Valley
    • Dutchess
    • Orange
    • Putnam
    • Rockland
    • Sullivan
    • Ulster
    • Westchester

Desired acreage:


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

Farmland Tenure

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.

Additional Information

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


Experience & education:

Formal agricultural education, Farm owner, On farm work experience

Experience description:

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.