Cory King

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Farming Status and Plans

Years actively farming:

2-5

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Currently managing a greenhouse, hoop houses and a garden area, afiliated with a high school.  I use organic practices (not certified) and I'm focused on regenerative agriculture.  Experience with a variety of annual and perennial crops.

Does this farmer have a business plan?

No

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Adirondack Region
    • Clinton
    • Essex
    • Franklin
    • Hamilton
    • Warren
  • Capital Area
    • Albany
    • Fulton
    • Montgomery
    • Rensselaer
    • Saratoga
    • Schenectady
    • Schoharie
    • Washington
  • Central
    • Chenango
    • Cortland
    • Herkimer
    • Madison
    • Oneida
    • Onondaga
    • Oswego
    • Otsego
  • Finger Lakes
    • Cayuga
    • Livingston
    • Monroe
    • Ontario
    • Seneca
    • Schuyler
    • Tompkins
    • Wayne
    • Yates
  • Hudson Valley
    • Columbia
    • Delaware
    • Dutchess
    • Greene
    • Orange
    • Putnam
    • Rockland
    • Sullivan
    • Ulster
    • Westchester
  • Saint Lawrence Seaway Region
    • Jefferson
    • Lewis
    • Saint Lawrence
  • Southern Tier
    • Allegany
    • Broome
    • Chemung
    • Steuben
    • Tioga
  • Western
    • Cattaraugus
    • Chautauqua
    • Erie
    • Genesee
    • Niagara
    • Orleans
    • Wyoming

Desired acreage:

1-5, 6-10, 11-20

Description of infrastructure:

Some farm infrastructure is desired but it depends on many factors.  Housing desired but not a deal breaker!

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Other Crops

Description of livestock/crops:

Market garden, perennial crops such as berries or fruit, select flowers nursery plants

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

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

Description of tenure options desired:

Will consider the options!

Additional Information

Experience & education:

On farm work experience, Farm internship/apprenticeship, Farmer training or workshop, Other

Experience description:

I grew up with a strong family tradition of gardening, and I continued to foster this interest when I moved out on my own.  I pursued a different career path, but my interest in agriculture has been growing for many years.  I volunteered during the 2014 season at a certified organic farm, mostly in the vegetable production areas, as a way to gain more experience.  I had previously been taking related workshops and attending farming conferences, and continued to do so after this season.  I was hired the following year as the site manager for The Greenhouse Project, where I have been managing a greenhouse, hoop houses and other garden areas.  This has allowed me to continue to learn about plant propagation and to develop my varied experience in agriculture.  I've also managed cut flower sales at the farmers market and several plant sales.

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