Florence Odongo

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Farming Status and Plans

Years actively farming:

Less than 2

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

First let me start by saying that I enjoy growing things and I am what most people say has a "green thumb" 
Last season I got a community garden with the Capitol roots. Unfortunately I found the pieces offered too small hence my decision for looking for a larger piece. 
I would like to get at least an acre which I feel would give me enough space to grow more food that would take care of not only my kitchen needs but also of my family and friends.  
If I got an acre I would divide it into four quarters and use the pieces in the following way: grow corn and regular beans on the first quarter; green grams, cow peas, and peanuts on the second quarter; ginger, garlic and tumeric on the third quarter and lastly a variety of vegetables on the fourth quarter. These are the vegatables I intend to grow: collard greens and kale, spinach, broccoli, tomatoes, zucchini and squash.
Whatever remains after donations made to family and friends would be sold to defray the capital costs and  day to day expenses. 
 
 
 

Description of marketing method:

I do not have a marketing plan yet and would like some help in creating one

Does this farmer have a business plan?

No

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Capital Area
    • Albany
    • Rensselaer
    • Saratoga
    • Washington

Desired acreage:

1-5

Infrastructure required:

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

Description of buildings required:

I would just like a barn for storage of equipment and harvest

Description of water access required:

Only for irrigation 

Description of fencing required:

A simple fence that can keep off deer and other animals that might destroy crops planted on the farm

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Grains

Description of livestock/crops:

I intend to grow beans, corn, and a variety of vegetables

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

For Lease, For Sale

Description of tenure options desired:

Yearly lease or rent to own leasing option

Additional Information

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

Unsure

Experience & education:

Farm owner

Experience description:

I have had great success in growing and selling vegetables. In 2020 I had a plot with Capital Roots. However I feel that these plots are very small and would like to do more farming