Sejah Farm, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Sejah Farm is purchasing a farm water purification unit to connect to their water system. The unit will take the water collected from the local Department of Agriculture and purify the water to provide safe, clean water for processing all produce harvested on the farm. They will also use the clean water for their value added meat operation to maintain the safety and quality of these products.
Bio: Sejah Farm was established in 1998 and is owned and operated by Mr. & Mrs. Dale and Yvette Browne. Their Farm is located on the island of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The fifteen acres of farmland consists of eleven acres that are used as grazing for sheep and goats; three acres that are used for vegetable crop production; and three-quarter acre used for poultry production. They also provide agricultural technical assistance, seminars, education, training, and consultation to farmers and the community.
Their mission is to produce the finest quality raise meats (lamb, goat, and chicken) and organic vegetables in the U.S. Virgin Islands to meet the local market demand. They goal is to exceed their customers’ expectations in quality, delivery, and cost through continuous improvement and customer interaction.
The duo are the founders of the Virgin Islands Farmers’ Cooperative, Inc., which was organized for the resurgence of the Virgin Islands Agricultural industry. Mrs. Yvette Browne serves as the present Chairwoman for a Georgia base organization known as SAAFON (Southeastern African American Farmers Organic Network) where she continues serving the farming community near and far. Mr. Dale Browne serves as chairman for the Virgin Islands Agricultural Advisory Board who is tasked with assisting the Virgin Islands Department of agriculture to find resources to help our local famers.
Two local small farmers working as a team to not only impact their development but also the advancement of other local small farmers.