Jonny Williams

I would like to partner with someone that has the same like interests as I. I am interested in perennial based systems such as fruit production in terms of blueberries, raspberries, tree fruit, or tree nuts. Would also consider farm management opportunities.

Preferred counties/regions

  • North Country
  • Capital Region
  • Hudson Valley
  • Mohawk Valley
  • Finger Lakes

Desired acreage

  • 5 or fewer
  • 6-10
  • 11-20
  • 21-50
  • 51-100

Farming Status

Beginning farmer: 10 years or less of experience managing a farm business

Currently farming full-time

Primary reason for farming

Farm will generate the majority of my income

Farming status, plans, and practices

I am currently still managing a a certified organic blueberry farm in Franklin New York. The owners are selling as of August of this year, so Im still debating on whether or not I want to stay on for new ownership or look for something else. Since its been my first year of managing a small fruit production and tree nut production, I am still learning but have started to hone in my skills at blueberry production and chestnut production. I am looking for something similar or to branch out to different fruit production, prefferably organic as well.  I am very proficient with running a vegetable farm as well livestock production farm which is what I went to school at Rodale Institute for and growing up doing as well, so I am more than happy to do that as well.

Farm Experience & Education

  • Farm internship/apprenticeship
  • Formal agricultural education
  • Farm manager
  • On farm work experience

2 years at Rodale Institute/ Completed  a farmer training program

Grew up my whole life on a farm

Managed a blueberry farm in Franklin NY

Farming Plans and Practices

Farming method or practice

  • Biodynamic
  • Organic (certified)
  • Regenerative/Sustainable

Primary crops

  • black outline of a carrot Vegetables
  • black outline apple icon Fruits
  • black outline of a flower Flowers or Ornamentals
  • 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 chicken Poultry

I am proficient at blueberry operations, Vegetable operations (market garden, CSA style), cattle operations, poultry (both egg/meat( operations

Marketing Method

I have done CSAs, direct to consumer sales, online sales, farmers market ,whole sale 

Farm business plan or farm resume

I have a farm resume

Farmland Needs

Infrastructure required

  • black outline barn with silo icon Barns - Livestock
  • black outline electrical icon Electrical access
  • black outline tractor icon Equipment
  • black outline house icon Farmer housing
  • Black outline of a fence Fencing
  • No infrastructure
  • Black outline of a water drop Water access

Farm housing would be preferred or a possibility of trailer hookup would be great

Desired Tenure

Tenure options desired

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

I would like to go into a partnership and provide my skill and expertise. I will also be able to create budgets to follow but I wouldn't be able to put capital upfront. I also wouldn't mind managing someone operation as well.

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


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