Jeffey Gundel

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

I would like to start farming with an acre of vegetables and garlic, a small laying flock of chickens and a few goats and pigs. 

Description of marketing method:

Internet sales, local delivery/farm pickup and farmers markets. Hopefully, get some restaurants on board. 

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Capital Area
    • Albany
    • Rensselaer
    • Saratoga
    • Washington
  • Hudson Valley
    • Columbia

Desired acreage:

1-5, 6-10, 11-20

Infrastructure required:

Water access

Description of water access required:

I would need water for irrigation and the livestock. 

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Ornamentals

Primary Livestock:

Goats/Sheep, Pigs, Poultry

Description of livestock/crops:

I will be starting with a smalll flock of layers and a few pigs and goats. 

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

Farm Management, For Lease, Partnership, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options desired:

My preference is a lease or lease to buy but would consider other options. 

Additional Information

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

Unsure

Experience & education:

On farm work experience

Experience description:

Operated a 1 acre vegetable farm for 2 seasons and a 1500 sq ft greenhouse for 3 years.