Sarah (Molly) Tuori

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Farming Status and Plans

Years actively farming:

2-5

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

I am looking for a site for a Soil Farm. I am a soil science graduate student and I would like to experiment with creating carbon sinks. My intention isnt extraction oriented. I want to see how the addition of various household and organic wastes can improve a site. I would like to work with an area that has the potential for some small ponds and ducks. I envision an agroforesty park which can be regional model for waste disposal. 

I have a background in landscaping and a B.A. in Geography. I have completed numerous apprenticeships on organic farms as well as running a market garden in Hampton, Virginia. I 

Description of marketing method:

I am looking for a site to work with in conjunction with the gardening business i am starting. I would use the residual materials from my gardening jobs as a primary soil input. Any noxious or invasive weeds would not be used. 

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Finger Lakes
    • Cayuga
    • Livingston
    • Monroe
    • Ontario
    • Seneca
    • Schuyler
    • Tompkins
    • Wayne
    • Yates

Desired acreage:

1-5

Infrastructure required:

Water access

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Other Crops

Primary Livestock:

Other livestock

Description of livestock/crops:

Ducks, and worms, A focus on soil building cover crops and perennials. 

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, Partnership, Other Tenure Agreement

Additional Information

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

No

Experience & education:

Formal agricultural education, On farm work experience, Farm internship/apprenticeship, Farmer training or workshop, Other

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