Mike Dunne

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

I will use a notill bio intensive organic approach to create and maintain a diverse market garden producing vegetables and berry crops.

Description of marketing method:

csa and farmers markets will be utilized

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Hudson Valley
    • Columbia
    • Dutchess
    • Putnam

Desired acreage:

1-5

Infrastructure required:

Water access, Electrical Access

Description of water access required:

I would need access to a clean water source such as a well or pond.

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables

Primary Livestock:

Poultry

Description of livestock/crops:

Bio-intensive organic vegetable garden and possibly chickens for egg and/or meat production.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, Partnership, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options desired:

Looking to lease but will consider buying if the property checks all the boxes.

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, Farm internship/apprenticeship, Farmer training or workshop

Experience description:

Bachelors degree in ornamental  horticulture.
 
10 years working as a landscaper and landscape designer.
4 years working at a tree farm.
1 year managing an orchard with a small vegetable farm.  
4 years teaching Vocational Horticulture.
1 year small scale vegetable production.