Skilled vegetable farmer with a strong desire to move into the consulting field. Offering a Horticulture BS, 8 years production farm experience, and 4 years management experience.
BS Horticulture - Emphasis on food crop production
Excellent insect/disease identification
Trained pesticide applicator
Strong science background
Extensive tractor/equipment experience
Field mapping, sampling, and data collection experience
Strong mechanical skills
Vegetable FarmerMar 2015 to Current Thanksgiving Farm at The Center for Discovery － Harris, NY
Involved in all aspects of production for a 20 acre production vegetable farm with a heavy emphasis on fertility management, pest/disease management, tillage, mechanical cultivation, and all other tractor work
Oversaw harvest and post harvest handling for 300 member CSA, large wholesale account, and several small restaurant accounts
Performed all routine maintenance and most repairs on tractors and equipment
Worked directly with students and teachers to develop and assist in therapy and work programs for developmentally disabled adults and children at The Center for Discovery.
Field ManagerMar 2011 to Mar 2015 Hearty Roots Community Farm － Germantown, NY
Oversaw all aspects of production for a 25 acre production vegetable farm (600 member CSA, Local Produce Link account, restaurant accounts)
Performed all tractor tillage, bed preparation, and mechanical cultivation for the farm
Assisted with development and execution of the fertility management plan
Developed the crop and cover crop plan, field map, and rotation schedule
Determined field measurements, field layout, bed and section placement
Performed most pesticide applications
Performed weekly field walks, regular soil sampling
Carried out harvest and post harvest handling
Delivered and distributed produce to members in Brooklyn with a 16' refrigerated box truck
Performed all tractor, equipment, and farm vehicle maintenance.
Field Crew, Data CollectorApr 2009 to Nov 2010 Colorado State University － Fort Collins, CO
Involved in all aspects of production for Colorado State University's variety trial program and vegetable CSA (90 members)
Performed data collection for the CSU Horticulture Farm's variety trial program.
Bachelor of Science, Horticulture: Food Crop Production2010Colorado State University － Fort Collins, COGPA: 3.4
Associate of Applied Science, Arboriculture2006Paul Smiths College － Paul Smiths, NY
2002National Outdoor Leadership School － Lander, WYThe National Outdoor Leadership School is a non-profit outdoor education school using wilderness expeditions and an outdoor classroom to teach environmental ethics, safety and judgment, and leadership skills on extended wilderness expeditions