Bhim Dhungana

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Farming Status and Plans

Years actively farming:

Less than 2

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

I worked on family farm just little bit in Nepal. Want to grow some vegetables, but the primary focus will be raising livestock. Seeking land to raise goats and chickens to start. Eventually would like to be able to have a couple of cows. Ideally looking to be within an hour driving distance of Buffalo, NY. 

Does this farmer have a business plan?

No

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Western
    • Cattaraugus
    • Chautauqua
    • Erie
    • Genesee
    • Niagara
    • Orleans
    • Wyoming

Desired acreage:

11-20, 21-50

Infrastructure required:

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

Description of buildings required:

Some buildings to house livestock and store equipment would be ideal. Water is needed for livestock. Could be a stream, pond, or well water. Housing on site would also be preferred. 

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Hay

Primary Livestock:

Cattle - Dairy, Goats/Sheep, Pigs, Poultry, Other livestock

Description of livestock/crops:

I am planning to raise goats, chickens, and maybe add a few cows after we get established on the land. I want to grow corn and most types of common vegetables.  

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, Partnership, Other Tenure Agreement

Description of tenure options desired:

Start up business venture. Lease or other arrangement with a landowner would be preferred to help get the business of the ground. Long term would be best. Would like to be close to Buffalo to access that market. 

Additional Information

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

Unsure

Experience & education:

Other