Lature Van Duren

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Farming Status and Plans

Years actively farming:

Less than 2

Description of farming status, plans, and practices:

We are seeking farmland to develop a permaculture community for our young farmers and inner-city youth using regenerative agricultural practices. We want to help mend the relationship our urban youth and communities have with their food, land, and health. 

 

Description of marketing method:

Local and community marketing: person-to-person, business-to-business, brand partnerships, local events and pop-ups, farmers markets, CSA
Social media advertising and content marketing: instagram, youtube, facebook, linkedIn, twitter, and tiktok
Email marketing
SEO marketing
Case studies and research programs
Webinars and Workshops
Educational Retreats

 

Does this farmer have a business plan?

Yes

Farm Characteristics

Preferred location:

  • Central
    • Chenango
    • Cortland
    • Herkimer
    • Madison
    • Oneida
    • Onondaga
    • Oswego
    • Otsego
  • Hudson Valley
    • Columbia
    • Delaware
    • Dutchess
    • Greene
    • Orange
    • Putnam
    • Rockland
    • Sullivan
    • Ulster
    • Westchester

Desired acreage:

6-10

Infrastructure required:

Onsite housing, Water access, Electrical Access

Description of infrastructure:

Housing is not a huge requirement, but it will be helpful if it's there. Water and electricity are our main requirements. A barn or other structures are bonuses. We intend to start from scratch so anything extra is a bonus!

Crops and Livestock

Primary crops:

Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Ornamentals, Other Crops

Description of livestock/crops:

We seek to have a diversified farm full of vegetables, fruits, ornamental, medicinal, and other crops. We may later plan to incorporate chickens, ducks, sheep, pigs, cattle in somewhat of that order after establishing our market garden sector.

Farmland Tenure

Tenure options desired:

Partnership, For Sale

Description of tenure options desired:

We ideally would like to find someone who is ready to contribute to the future they want to see for their grandchildren's children. We would love to partner with someone who has the land and capital to get behind our project. We are happy to negotiate lease-to-own, percentage partnership for access and ownership of land, lease, or seller-finance option. Most importantly, looking for the right person with values. A desire to want to be a part of the solution to the planet and human existence. 

Additional Information

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

Yes

Experience description:

I have minimal experience in farming. Other than a year of elarning from Youtube University, I say that jokingly, I only have 2.5 weeks of hands-on experience on a farm. I continue to learn and gain hands-on experience applying for farm work and workshops.