Brandy Colebrook

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Farming Status and Plans

Years actively farming:

2-5

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Looking for land for the Syracuse Refugee Agricultural Program (SyRAP). It is a training program for people in the refugee community who lack access to land. Land is provided for the farmers, but need more to expand the program.

Description of marketing method:

Marketing to people from the refugee community by selling speciality vegetables that are from other countries.

Does this farmer have a business plan?

In progress

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Central
    • Chenango
    • Cortland
    • Herkimer
    • Madison
    • Oneida
    • Onondaga
    • Oswego
    • Otsego

Desired acreage:

21-50, 51-100

Infrastructure required:

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

Description of infrastructure:

A house with a barn to accomadate goats would be nice, but also have resources to build those if necessary. Will need a water source.

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits

Primary Livestock:

Goats/Sheep

Description of livestock/crops:

Grow a vireity of vegetables and have plans to acquire some goats.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Sale

Description of tenure options desired:

Would like to purchase land.

Additional Information

Experience & education:

On farm work experience, Farmer training or workshop

Experience description:

Worked as agriculture program director for four years, working on site.