Farming Status and Plans
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
I am a practicing nurse in New York, but I want to purchase or lease land for the sole purpose of cultivating hemp. I currently operate a 15-acre farm in my native Jamaica, where I am cultivating dasheen. My older brother is helping me with the operation of this farm.
Description of marketing method:
This has not yet been finalized.
Does this farmer have a business plan?In progress
- Hudson Valley
Infrastructure required:Farm equipment, Water access, Electrical Access
Description of farm equipment required:
It would be great if there is access to equipment such as tractors, but not a deal breaker. A greenhouse would be great as well, but not a deal breaker.
Crops and Livestock
Primary crops:Other Crops
Description of livestock/crops:
My primary crop would be hemp, but I will consider other crops for crop rotation. One such crop that comes to mind is calaloo.
Tenure options desired:For Lease, For Sale
Description of tenure options desired:
I would like to weigh my options; leasing/purchasing land. At the moment, I am inclined to prefer leasing, but since this is a long-term goal of mine (farming), I will seriously weigh the pros and cons of purchasing the ideal farm.
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Yes
I grew up on a farm in Jamaica, had my own small plot as a teenager, and currently operates a 15-acre parcel, on which I am cultivating dasheen. But I am prepared to volunteer on a farm, attend as many training seminars as possible, and network with as many resource groups as necessary.