Brian Berrios

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Farming Status and Plans

Years actively farming:

2-5

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

We started implementing permaculture practices in our small farm.

Description of marketing method:

We will use primarily social media and local publications to get the word out. I have successfully ran many Facebook advertisement campaigns for my small costume jewelry online store.

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Hudson Valley
    • Orange
    • Sullivan

Desired acreage:

1-5, 6-10

Infrastructure required:

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

Description of infrastructure:

Water access is the top priority. I'm very handy with solar power, solar could power a lot of the DC irrigation equipment.

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Ornamentals, Other Crops

Primary Livestock:

Poultry

Description of livestock/crops:

In spring of 2020, we built a Joel Salatin type chicken tractor and raised and bucthered 25 broilers. We also started doing some fruit tree grafting as well.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, For Sale, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options desired:

We are looking for a lease to own option primarily. But we are open to other options.

Additional Information

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

Yes

Experience & education:

Farm owner, On farm work experience

Experience description:

We started farming in spring of 2019, growing food for our family first and selling the surplus to friends and family. We raised 25 broilers in 2020 to see if we like the idea, and so far it was a great experience. We also have some laying hens as well.