Chief Farmer, Founder & CEO
As Farmer- leads production, conservation practices, harvest/storage/packing, Marketing, Sales, soil health, compost, livestock health, and facilities
As CEO, identify business opportunities and execute them, branding, handle PR, community relationships, regulatory issues, grants, investments, accounting, human resource, etc.
Background & Past Management Experience - Electronics Engineer from NIT, Nagpur India/ IT Project Lead in Infosys ~ President of a Hindu Temple in Long Island, NY since 2004 ~Owner & CEO of Ayuryoga, Inc. since 2008- Largest distributor in North America of Classical Ayurveda formulations
Farming Experience - CEO and Operating Gopal Farm in NY since purchasing it in 2016; Learnt to take care of livestock ethically and imbibe its culture by living at and owning a dairy operation for 2.5 years in India (2009-11) in a desert village in Western region of India where the main occupation is animal husbandry for past hundreds of years. Learned the ancient Indian System of Agriculture (Vedic Krishi) that uses low-cost inputs from Cows instead of using expensive fungicides, fertilizers, and pesticides that are giving us better yields with lower costs. Attended many seminars, classes, and workshops on various facets of organic farming in Northeast from 2012-2016. March 2015- May 2016: Urban Farmer at Freeport, NY on .25 acre of leased suburban lawn.
Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Corporation (HVADC) - Gopal Farm has been a participant in its Start-up Incubator-without-walls (IWW) and Accelerator(FFFA) programs.