Farming Status and Plans
Description of farming status, plans, and practices:
I worked at Saratoga farm, Brooklyn as Lead Farmer during the 2017 season. I am planning to establish my own farm in the 2019 planting season, where I wish to do both American and African vegetables. Eventually I would like to diversify and include chicken, rabbit, and honey production. Even longer-term goal would be to add larger stock like cattle and goat later. Vegetables are top priority. Would like to be within a short distance of NYC area. Primairly looking at Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, and Orange county.
Description of marketing method:
As for the African vegetable,the target are the African foodstuff markets and restaurants
Does this farmer have a business plan?In progress
- Hudson Valley
Desired acreage:6-10, 11-20, 21-50, 51-100
Infrastructure required:Onsite housing, Barns or other facilities for storage of equipment, livestock, and crops, Farm equipment, Water access, Fencing, Electrical Access
Description of buildings required:
An average farm building that can habour farm workers,processing space for animals.
Description of farm equipment required:
All relevant farm equipments required for farm production.
Description of water access required:
As appropriate as possible for farm production
Description of fencing required:
As appropriate as possibe to keep the protect the farm from external influence
Crops and Livestock
Primary crops:Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Other Crops
Primary Livestock:Cattle - Beef, Cattle - Dairy, Goats/Sheep, Poultry, Other livestock
Description of livestock/crops:
Relevants ones that are marketable
Tenure options desired:Farm Management, For Lease, For Sale
Description of tenure options desired:
Will this farmer's operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?Unsure
Experience & education:Formal agricultural education, Farm owner, On farm work experience, Farm internship/apprenticeship
I owned a farm back home in Nigeria.I established a standard farmin 2001,where,we plant all types of vegetables/crops,among which are yam,cocoyam,beans,maize,groundnut,cowpea,tomattos,peppers,sweet potatos.
We have a sucessful rabbit production programm,one of our strenght,goat/ram/sheep.chicken (we raise day old chicks for other farmers),broilers and cockrel.
I have a first degree in Accounting and Masters Of Business Administration for my second degree. I have proffessional qualifications in Business/Administration.
Iam about writing examination to qualifyiy me as a Projuct Manager
I attended Poultry short course at University Of Georgia,Athens
I recently graduated from the FarmRoot/Grownyc farm business for beginners (New York)