Farming Status and Plans
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
I am looking to start off with a small opperation with room for growth. I would like to grow specility cut flowers as my focus. I plan to start this semi-part time while i work my marketing job at Fred C. Gloeckner (horticultural distributor), and eventually grow this into my full time job. i want to grow cut flowers for the irvington & tarrytown farmers markets and also for events and weddings ( which i currently do part time but out source alot of my flowers from california ). I would be happy to provide anyone with my buisness plan with more details upon asking for it!
Description of marketing method:
alot of social media marketing, and local farm market exposure
Does this farmer have a business plan?Yes
- Hudson Valley
Desired acreage:1-5, 6-10
Infrastructure required:Onsite housing, Water access, Fencing
Description of water access required:
Hoping to run drip irrigation on timers, with controls from a smart device.
Description of fencing required:
Hoping to keep deer away!
Crops and Livestock
Primary crops:Vegetables, Fruits, Other Crops
Description of livestock/crops:
High end cut flowers
Tenure options desired:For Lease, Partnership, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement
Description of tenure options desired:
im currently looking to lease but i am open to other options.
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Yes
Experience & education:Formal agricultural education, On farm work experience, Farm internship/apprenticeship, Farmer training or workshop
AS in Ag Bus. BS in Tropical Horticulture & Plant Tissue Culture.
10+ years work in the industry from ornimental crop production for retail, floriculture, park commission, hort. distributiors, directior of operations for a nursery.