Michael Fernandez

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Farming Status and Plans

Years actively farming:

2-5

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Syntropic agroecology with animal elements made up of poultry for ease of handling and processing. Looking for a place to purchase so I can move off leased land.

Description of marketing method:

I have access to distribution networks through my employer and I go to farmers markets

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Capital Area
    • Albany
    • Fulton
    • Montgomery
    • Rensselaer
    • Saratoga
    • Schenectady
    • Schoharie
    • Washington

Desired acreage:

1-5, 6-10, 11-20

Infrastructure required:

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

Description of infrastructure:

Need space for storage and to set up a work space at the very lease. Would prefer housing but I do have a trailer.

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Ornamentals

Primary Livestock:

Poultry

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, For Sale

Additional Information

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

Experience description:

BS from the Orego State University College of Forestry