Sustainable Agriculture for the 21st Century
At the Raymond Ranch we have combed multiple methods that have been developed over the centuries with new technologies in order to generate electricity, biofuel, and food for small scale, local, community distribution and self reliance.
We have designed, and are now operating, a closed loop, sustainable system based on the natural systems around us. This system is designed to produce enough BioMethane, Vegetables, Fish, and Electricity to sustain a family of four and to allow distribution in our local community.
Why are we doing this?
There are two fundamental problems in the world today that this system has been created to address:
Lack of necessary agricultural output globally in order to support the exponential population increase of humans.
Lack of water – reservoirs around the world are running out of fresh water.
In 2050, you will be one of 9.5 billion people. By then, our growing global population will require an estimated 70 percent more food to meet demand. Unfortunately, there won't be 70 percent more land available. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reports that added farmland will help produce only 10 percent of the additional food the planet needs by 2050, and 20 percent of that food will come from increased cropping intensity. Accordingly, the FAO concludes that 70 percent of the world's additional food needs can only be produced with new agricultural technologies.
The Raymond Ranch is veteran and woman owned small business and is operated by the Raymond's.
Mrs. Raymond holds her B.S Degree as a Registered Nurse and has a passion for missions, charity, and helping others. She is a graduated Master Gardener (2016) with the responsibility of managing the operations (horticulture and aquaculture) and sales for the ranch.
Mr. Raymond is an Aerospace Engineer, holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership, and is a Veteran of the United States Air Force. He currently works as the Program Manager for New Product Development at Insitu, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of the Boeing Company. Mr. Raymond is the designer, engineer, business management and basically the "do anything that's needed guy" for the Ranch.