Brandon Lampson

Hello! We're Brandon and Odil, a dynamic duo with a shared passion for finding the perfect land to begin our farming experience. We prioritize sustainability and environmental stewardship. We approach this journey with a great sense of excitement!

Preferred counties/regions

  • Finger Lakes
  • Genesee County
  • Livingston County
  • Orleans County
  • Wyoming County
  • Monroe County
  • Ontario County
  • Seneca County
  • Wayne County
  • Yates County
  • Southern Tier
  • Broome County
  • Chemung County
  • Chenango County
  • Delaware County
  • Schuyler County
  • Steuben County
  • Tioga County
  • Tompkins County
  • Western
  • Allegany County
  • Cattaraugus County
  • Chautauqua County
  • Erie County
  • Niagara County

Desired acreage

  • 5 or fewer
  • 6-10
  • 11-20
  • 21-50

Farming Status

Emerging farmer: 2 years or more of on farm work experience

Not currently farming

Primary reason for farming

Farm will generate the majority of my income

Farming status, plans, and practices

We are aspiring farmers. We are not currently farming any operation. One of our biggest challenges has been finding land we can afford. We would love to find land where we can raise primarily livestock and some crops as well. 

We have a passion for following regenerative farming practices which would include:

Holistic Grazing Management: Implement rotational grazing to mimic natural herd movement patterns. - Divide pastures into smaller paddocks and rotate livestock frequently to prevent overgrazing and promote soil health. Use temporary electric fencing to create easily movable boundaries.

Integrating diverse cover crops into grazing rotations to improve soil fertility, increase biodiversity, and provide additional forage for livestock.

No-Till Farming: Minimize soil disturbance by adopting no-till farming practices. Preserve soil structure and microbial diversity while reducing erosion and improving water retention. Use specialized equipment, such as no-till seed drills, to plant cover crops and forage directly into existing pasture or crop residues.

Composting and Manure Management: Compost livestock manure along with organic matter from crop residues and bedding materials.  Utilize compost as a natural fertilizer to improve soil health and nutrient cycling. Implement proper manure management techniques to prevent nutrient runoff and minimize environmental impacts. 

Water Management: Develop water retention strategies, such as contour swales and ponds, to capture and store rainwater for irrigation and livestock consumption. - Implement rotational watering systems to prevent soil compaction and minimize erosion around water sources.  Utilize gravity-fed watering systems to reduce energy inputs and reliance on fossil fuels. 

Practices:  

Prioritize the health and well-being of livestock by providing access to clean water, nutritious forage, and adequate shelter. 

Integrated Pest Management: Implement natural pest control methods, such as biological controls and habitat diversification, to minimize the need for chemical pesticides. 

Soil Testing and Monitoring: Regularly test soil health parameters, including nutrient levels, pH, and organic matter content, to guide fertilizer and amendment applications.  

Continuous Learning and Adaptation: Stay informed about the latest regenerative farming practices through workshops, conferences, and peer networking. 

 

Farm Experience & Education

  • On farm work experience

Brandon has a Bachelors Degree in Business Management

Odil has a Bachelors in Communication Science. 

Brandon worked on a crop farm, flower farm, and horse farm. His grandfather was a dairy farmer and he was able to help around the farm growing up. 

Odil grew up on a cattle ranch in Mexico. Her father is still a cattle rancher to this day running a thriving operation there. 

Farming Plans and Practices

Farming method or practice

  • Organic (certified)
  • Organic (not certified)
  • Regenerative/Sustainable

Primary crops

  • black outline of a carrot Vegetables
  • black outline of a flower Flowers or Ornamentals
  • black outline of a wheat germ Grains
  • black outline hay icon Hay
  • black outline other crops icon Other Crops

Primary livestock

  • black outline cow icon Cattle - Beef
  • Black outline of a sheep Goats/Sheep
  • Black outline of a pig Pigs
  • Black outline of a chicken Poultry
  • Black outline of a bee Bees

Beef (Angus and Hereford) 

Goats (Nubian) 

Pigs (Berkshire) 

Sheep (Dorper) 

Farm business plan or farm resume

My business plan or farm resume is in progress

Farmland Needs

Infrastructure required

  • black outline barn icon Barns - Equipment Storage
  • black outline barn with silo icon Barns - Livestock
  • black outline electrical icon Electrical access
  • black outline tractor icon Equipment
  • Black outline of a fence Fencing
  • Black outline of a water drop Water access

Housing in not 100% necessary at this time if the location is not too far from Rochester. It would be great to have the option to live on the property if that is available. 

Desired Tenure

Tenure options desired

  • For Lease
  • For Sale
  • Business Partnership
  • Farm Management
  • Cooperative Model

We are always open to different types of arrangements if it works for both parties. At the moment, the best options would most likely be leasing, farm management, or possibly a business partnership.  

Has this farmer received a pre-qualification from a lending institution?

No

Will this operation qualify an eligible landowner for an Agricultural Assessment?

Unsure

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