Larry Cosenza

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Farming Status and Plans

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Interested in demonstrating waste is a resource.  Will use organic / food waste in anaerobic digestion to produce energy to power commercial greenhouse.

Description of marketing method:

Working with CubicFarms.  Will purchase all products produced with their technology.  Allows us time to develop local channels for sales as well as channels to New York City, Albany, Buffalo, and Boston.

Does this farmer have a business plan?

Yes

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Hudson Valley
    • Columbia
    • Dutchess
    • Greene
    • Ulster

Desired acreage:

6-10, 11-20, 21-50

Infrastructure required:

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

Description of buildings required:

Barns, stables, and buildings large enough to cover farming equipment and livestock.

Description of water access required:

Access to 100 + gallons of water per day.

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables

Primary Livestock:

Goats/Sheep, Poultry

Description of livestock/crops:

Anticipate growing leafy greens in the greenhouse.  Have experience with meat goat farming.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, Partnership, For Sale

Description of tenure options desired:

Require to assess space to construct anaerobic digester and commercial greenhouses.

Additional Information

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

Yes

Experience & education:

Farm owner

Experience description:

Experience working with Charles Abraham in Columbia County raising meat chickens.  Have raised goats for meat.