Livestock Application

The Kran Farm

Owner: Jorge Granados & Kyle Krannenbitter

Address:
Fawn Grove, PA

daytime phone: (410) 805-9072

Application Date: 2018-08-14

Applicant Details

Please briefly tell us why you are applying to be part of the Certified Naturally Grown program: *
We have been practicing organic methods on farming and raising our produce and poultry. We are now ready to share our values, the way we raise, care for our food and health to other people within our communities.
Are you currently third party Certified for your livestock operation by any other organization (Organic, Biodynamic, etc)? *
no
Have you ever been certified in the past? *
no
Have you ever been denied certification? *
no
How did you hear about Certified Naturally Grown? *
Online- through school and instagram!
Your application will be reviewed AFTER we receive a valid Feed Declaration for your farm. We ask you to submit the Feed Declaration within ONE MONTH to ensure your application isn't denied. Check this box to indicate you understand this. *

General Farm Information

Farm Acreage you want listed as Certified Naturally GrownTM:
Total farm acreage to be used for pasture and feed crops *
3
Number of above acres that you own: *
3
Number of above acres that you lease: *
0
Do you have other acreage in "conventional" agricultural systems? *
no
General Listed Acreage Breakdown
Pasture:
1
Hay:
0
Grains:
0
Other (please specify below):
2
If indicated, please specify how 'other' acres are used
1 acres- Untouched land that is kept well maintained and within our organic zone. 1 acres- use as our main garden.
Please check all items you grow and would like to market as Certified Naturally GrownTM (to certify produce, please complete the separate produce application) *



















Please Specify Any Other Items:
Please check all markets you grow for (this will be displayed on your farm profile to help potential buyers find you). *











Please Specify Other Markets:

Farmland Management and Practices

Primary Tillage System: *
Hand Till
Do you use Cover Crops? *
yes
If yes, please list: *
Organic Rye Grass (summer and winter) Organic red/white Clover Organic buckwheat Organic Oats
Do you use Compost? *
no
Do you use Manure? *
no
Please list any other brought in fertility sources that you use (specific rock powders, lime, soybean / alfalfa meal, specific purchased pre-mixes, etc)and how often it's used. If you indicate a name brand product, please also specify the ingredient/s.
Neptune’s Harvest hydrolyzed Fish Fertilizer; 2-4-1 (OMRI approved) used as needed. Usually during transplanting.
Have any chemical fertilizers been applied to the fields you are seeking Certification for in the last three years (36 months)? *
no
Have any non-acceptable pesticides and/or herbicides been applied to these fields in the last 3 years? *
no
Describe your primary weed problems and methods of control. If you indicate a name brand product, please also specify the ingredient(s), what kind of product it is (a soap, microbial, oil, a botanical...), and how often it's used. *
We use weed barriers as well as cover crops to suppress our weeds. We also use a push pull hoe that allows us to weed more effectively and efficiently. We also hand weed and use plastic mulch on a few of our rows.
Describe your primary plant pest problems and methods of control. If you indicate a name brand product, please also specify the ingredient/s, what kind of product it is (a soap, microbial, oil, a botanical...), and how often it's used. *
We don't have much pest issues due to the order of our planting per fields (plant beneficial flower,herbs). We also use insect nets and covers to prevent our crops from being attacked by pest.
Please list the water source you use for crop irrigation. If source is public river, pond or lake, please note the name: *
We use 250 gallon water tanks to water our plants/fields. Water used from rain collected and well water.
Are there any known contaminants in the irrigation water? *
no

Livestock Management and Practices

Please list all livestock for which you seek certification by type/breed, and indicate how many of each are on the farm today (for example: belted galloways - 20, nubian goats - 5, orpington chickens - 7, frizzle chickens - 3) For animals that have not yet been stocked for the season (e.g. poultry or piglets) please estimate how many you expect to have on farm during the upcoming season. Only list livestock that are (or will be) managed according to CNG standards. *
Rhode Island Reds -6 Barred Plymouth Rocks- 6 Pekin Ducks- 4 African Geese- 2 French Guinea Keets- 3
I affirm that all livestock listed on this application are raised according to Certified Naturally Grown standards. I further affirm that I will not represent ANY livestock products as Certified Naturally Grown if they have not been raised according to the standards required by Certified Naturally Grown. Any livestock treated with antibiotics or other prohibited substances will be quarantined and sold separately. All livestock are fed feed grown according to CNG standards - without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides, and free of any genetically modified grains (GMOs). *
Have all the livestock been raised according to CNG standards since the last third of gestation or since hatching? *
yes
Give brief details of your rotation practice for each type and/or group of livestock. (E.g. heifers strip grazing behind electric fence moved daily, 28 day rotation, poultry rotated weekly - 3 pens.) *
All of our poultry are free ranged and protected by a 492’ solar powered electric fence. We use a 2 to 3 week method where we move the fence to allow our flock to graze on new grass while we trim the old field they were on.
Do the animals listed above include cows, goats, sheep or other ruminants? *
no
Do the animals listed above include poultry? *
yes
Do your poultry either (a) have a minimum of five square feet per bird of natural, grassy outdoor space or (b) do they have at least two square feet per bird and get moved at least one time per day to fresh new pasture? *
yes
Do your livestock spend most of their time on pasture during the growing season? *
yes
Is all feed grown according to Certified Naturally Grown standards (without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or post-harvest fungal treatments)? *
yes
For all livestock you seek to certify, please provide more information about the feed. Is it grown locally for you? Purchased in bulk at a mill? Bagged at the feed store? Is it Certified Organic? What brand, if any? *
We have been feed our livestock organic certified feed from McGeary Organic Inc. We purchase in bulk per season. Our feed is bagged. The feed we used has been Organic certified and have been in excellent standing with the USDA and OMRI listing standards for many years now. Before purchase; we always follow up on the OMRI site to check for any restrictions or suspension for this product; which they’ve never had in the past.
Do you buy in some feed? *
yes
Will you be sure to submit a Feed Supplier Declaration within two weeks? (download it at naturallygrown.org/feed) Please note: when the big name brand companies say their feed is "Natural" that does not mean that they are grown according to CNG standards. It probably means they do not add antibiotics, which is a good start, but very likely the feed was grown with synthetic fertilizers and using genetically modified seeds. *
yes
Describe your primary livestock pest problems AND methods of control. Do not answer "none". You MUST indicate either actual pest challenges and/or LIKELY challenges, and you must ALSO indicate how you manage (or would manage) them. If you indicate a product, also specify how often it's used. *
We use OMRI listed food grade diatomaceous earth to control pest such as mites and fleas. We also have flower pots of organic peppermint plants in and outside the pens to prove the large amounts of flies and other pest.
Describe your primary livestock disease problems AND methods of control. Do not answer "none". You MUST indicate either actual disease challenges and/or LIKELY challenges, and you must ALSO indicate how you manage (or would manage) them. If you indicate a product, also specify how often it's used. *
We always use organic methods towards our livestock. If there is a nutritional deficiency, we like to use organic herbs and vegetables ; for example, kale to add niacin to our birds diet.
Provide details of all livestock owned by you, or grazed on your land, that are treated and quarantined on your property *
None

Seeds and Buffers

Do you purchase or grow using any Genetically Modified seeds? *
no
Do you use any chemically treated seeds in your operation? *
no
Chemical/Spray Drift and Buffers:
Is there any likelihood of Chemical/Spray drift contamination of your fields? *
no
Do you have an adequate buffer to protect yourself from potential contamination? *
yes
Please describe your buffer. Be specific. On all sides, how far is it from your livestock pasture to the next closest use (i.e. road, conventional crop, residential yard)? Specify what is grown on neighboring land in agricultural use. For example: To the north and east, a wooded area of at least 100 yards separates us from the neighbor's corn fields, to the south is a fallow field at least 100 yards deep separating us from a blueberry farm, and to the west about 60 feet separates our crops from a field where conventional corn and soybeans are grown. *
Our property is located in the center of wooded area and our neighbors are over 100 yards from our livestock and gardens. We have woods/trees protecting us from south and north. We also have signs on our property notifying our neighbors not to spray and to watch for the wind IF spraying

Agreements

Please indicate your agreement with the following statements by checking the boxes.
I will not label, or in any way lead consumers to believe that livestock not raised in accord with CNG standards is Certified Naturally GrownTM. *
I understand that I have to complete at least one (and hopefully more) Certification Inspection(s) of another ranch or farm in my area each year, and that the inspection will NOT be of the same rancher or farmer that inspected me. *
I have reviewed the Certified Naturally Grown livestock certification standards, I understand them, and I will abide by them. I understand that if I have any questions I may contact CNG for clarification. *
You may use this space to tell us anything else you think we should know about your farm:
The land has not been farmed on for over 15 years. It’s been owned by our parents for over 20 years. We use practices based on our experience, learning from people, books, and studies.