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B30F Enterprises, LLC

A Veteran-Owned Small Business



Soldier, Scientist, Ag-Tech Entrepreneur, and now Sustainable Farmer (and Consultant).  What a long and winding path it's been!  After graduating from college, I was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army for what I thought was going to be a 4 year commitment.  But things rarely go to plan, and that 4 year commitment turned into a 21 year career that included assignment to an artillery brigade in Desert Storm,  a tour as a biological weapons inspector for the United Nations Special Commission, and finally program manager for the first Joint Service biological warfare detection system.  After retiring from the Army I continued doing chemical and biological defense research and development work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lincoln Laboratory (MIT-LL).  In 2008 I moved back to Central New York (my home), and began work for SRC, Inc. a not-for-profit R&D company, where I stood up a chem-bio defense business unit.  In late 2015 I stood up Acumen Detection LLC within the SRC enterprise, and led the development of a disruptive capability for the dairy industry.  We developed and have taken to market the first on-farm system for the rapid identification of the pathogens that cause mastitis in dairy cows.  This capability enables dairy producers to get ahead of what can be devastating contagious mastitis outbreaks, and increase their profitability.  And now I'm starting the next chapter in my life: sustainable farming.  I hope you'll follow along with me as I share experiences and lessons learned towards my goal of Making Life Better - Naturally!

My Goal

Making Life Better - Naturally!


Bringing Health, Helping the Earth

B30 Farm - practicing environmental stewardship through sustainable agriculture,

This site will document the evolution of B30 from recreational horse farm, to full time vegetable and herb growing operation.  Lessons learned will be a big part of this adventure as I go from "farmer on training wheels", to commercially viable grower.  I'll be experimenting with various plant varieties for their ability to grow well in Central New York, and which are most popular with consumers.  I will also be putting a lot of emphasis on techniques to ensure healthy soils, and methods that support a viable community of wild plants and animals.  Be sure to check back!

Consulting Services

But wait, there's more to offer! 

B30F Enterprises LLC is a Veteran Owned Small Business with extensive experience in:

  • Chem-bio defense. 

  • Chem-bio defense technology development, test and evaluation.

  • Defense acquisition.

  • Ag-tech development.  

B30F can leverage 35 years of experience to help you from proposal development, to R&D, to evaluation, to technical report writing.  We've literally been there, done that, and got the T-shirt to prove it!

Would you like to learn more about how I can help you and your project?

Contact Me

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