Greg Askildsen

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Farming Status and Plans

Years actively farming:

10+

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

Biodynamic / Organic Farmer, Agrcultural Consultnat and Trainer,Soil Food Web Consultant, Civil Engineer, Land Surveyor, Forrest Manager and Carpenter. Seeking land in the Lower Hudson Valley Type of farming operation would be dictated by the land being offered as that is one of the premises of Biodynanmics. Ideal situation would have a mix of crop land, pasture land, forrest with existing pond or water source. Existing infastructure is allways helpfull but not a prerequisite ( Barns, Greenhouse, Dwelling, Equipment)  

Description of marketing method:

CSA - Farmers Markets - Direct Sales to Restaurants

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Hudson Valley
    • Dutchess
    • Orange
    • Putnam
    • Rockland
    • Ulster
    • Westchester

Desired acreage:

1-5, 6-10, 11-20, 21-50, 51-100, >100

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Hay

Primary Livestock:

Goats/Sheep

Description of livestock/crops:

Livestock The keeping of livestock would be primarily for fertility and polination. At most a few dairy goats and honey bees, Manures would be composted for field application and used in the production of brewed compost tea. The keeping of livestock is not a prerequsite Fertility Management  management would consist of biological soil assessment, the production of Biodynamic / biologically assessed compost, the production and application of brewed compost tea and soil drenches. The production and use of Biodynamic field preparations. Cash Crops Raised Bed Vegetable Production A-Z (5 Acres managed on a 3 year fallow rotation) Small tree orchard and/or shrub orchard Forrest mushroom production Pasture Management Biological soil assessment. Topographic mapping for "Keyline" assessment and "Keyline water conservation plowing. Application of Biodynamic preparations and Biological soil drenches. Rotational grazing and hay.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

Farm Management, For Lease, Partnership, For Sale

Additional Information

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

Yes

Experience & education:

Farm owner, Farm internship/apprenticeship, Other

Experience description:

Greg Askildsen -[email protected] -845-587-0179

Overview: -Veteran Farmer, Biodynamic Practitioner, Biological Agricultural Consultant, Trainer, Forrest Manager, Civil Engineer and Land Surveyor. Dedicated to the preservation, rejuvenation, and improvement of our nations agricultural and forest lands and in the development of sustainable food systems.

Farm Projects: 

Miracle Springs Farm- Colombia County, NY Consultant for New Farm Start Up -100 Goat Dairy & 40 Black Dirt Vegetable Operation

Cropsey Community Farm - Rockland Farm Alliance - New City NYCo-creator- Consultant - Farm Manager -New farm Start Up -250 member CSA operated on public lands

White Feather Organic Farm- Pine Bush NY- Creator, Owner Operator -30 acres of Organic Vegetables and On Farm Bakery

Orchard & Vineyard Work:

Threshold Farm – Biodynamic Apples & Peaches - Columbia County NY

Soons Orchard – Conventional Apples - Annual Pruning- New Hampton, NY

Brimstone Hill Winery – Conventional Wine Vineyard – Annual Pruning - Pine Bush NY

Blooming Hill Farm- Organic Wine Vineyard – Annual pruning

 

Created, Developed, and Attended the following Farmers Markets:

Pleasantville, NY

Chappaqua, NY

Mt Kiso, NY

Columbus Circle – NYC

Civil Engineering & Land Surveying (Current)

Park Engineer- NYS Dept of Parks – Bear Mountain, NY -Project Manager / Land Surveyor

Education and Training

University of Washington - Forestry & Land Surveying

Pfeiffer Center – Chestnut Ridge NY – One Year Training in Biodynamic Agriculture

Dr Elaine Ingham / Soil Food Web (Current)

 Subjects of study:  Soil Microbiology – Biological Compost & Compost Tea Development and Analysis - RegenerativeFarming Methodology and Practice

 

 

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