*Baron Jay Littleton, President/Founder of the Baron Jay Foundation and renown entrepreneur/actor/philanthropist/investor/motivational speaker, has launched a new eco-farming venture with veteran farmer and green activist Senn Yuen of Yuen Consulting LLC and his son and fellow eco-farmer Adam SennYuen of Farms by Yuen. Both Senn and Adam have a combined 22 years of farming experience and are based in Covington, Georgia which is 40 minutes East of downtown Atlanta.
Senn and Adam took time off their daily hectic schedule to answer questions about their new partnership with Baron Jay and address some of the many challenges and opportunities with modern farming.
- Why is it important that we or society have more black farmers or farmers of color?
Senn: I’ve been farming for 11 years and I believe it’s important that we must have a balance of farming in all communities rich and poor alike, advantaged and disadvantaged from the most beautiful of lightest color to the most beautiful darkest color that is my family’s mission for life.
Adam: I am 18 years old I have been farming since I was 7 years old. I was born in New York City and from there we moved to a small town in Georgia. I don’t see why it would be important to have more ‘’black’’ farmers in particular. I see more that we, as a society, need to share the knowledge of agriculture to all people, so that all people have a proper understanding of what farming really is and how to get involved.
- When people talk about Black, Brown and lower income communities typically living in a “food deserts” what does that personally mean to you?
Senn: From what I’ve been told from the various communities are that they need access to farm fresh products. Farm-to-table is locally sourced with more abundance and price to fit their budgets in mind. That’s why my son created Farms by Yuen to farm for those who can’t farm for themselves.
Adam: I feel as if food needs to be abundant to all his people and that there is no aid for these communities that’s why I feel as if there needs to be a change in the economic food chain supply towards all lower income communities. Also, the name of my company is Farms by Yuen and the name ‘’Yuen’’ has very special value to me. It is from my ancestors back in Canton, China and I named it after that to forever honor them in a way that will make them immensely proud.
- What does vertical farming mean and what type of crops and food will you be growing vertically?
Senn: Wow I am glad you asked me that question. Vertical farming is an awesome approach to making drastic changes in the hardest hit communities. Why? Because we can grow specific to any community. For example, children with special needs like my granddaughter. She has seizures and needs to be on a special plant based diet. We can tailor and grow herbs for his or her specific meal plan and potentially ship anywhere in the world or by drone in authorized communities for use up to a 5 mile radius.
Adam: Vertical farming is the process of growing crops in vertically stacked layers incorporating a cleaner process discarding the use of herbicides and pesticides. Farms by Yuen will be growing anything that can be grew vertically demanded by the communities.
4. What are the immediate or Phase 1 goals with your company/farm and how will this new partnership with Baron Jay help you enhance those goals?
Senn: Phase 1 Goals: Clear the rest of the land, which is 30 acres, needed to complete Phase 1; cut roads; do 10 tons of crush and run; install solar power; build sheep and goat fencing runs of 5000 feet; build construction building office space of 1500 square ft; build silos for animal feed; install freezers to store produce; install commercial generator system to provide electrical unit of 2000 ft, WIFI Security; install security cameras, build pens for night security Cattle Dogs; install 3000 ft of plumbing 3000 ft; build HVAC Barn and lastly create a chicken “Ayam Cemani” run to accommodate 5000 chicken hen houses which fully completes Phase 1.
Adam: Baron Jay and Farms by Yuen has incorporated a pilot phase in allocating resources to be of aid to feed communities.
- What are your long-term goals with creating an eco-friendly and new age senior living community that has built-in sustainable farming to feed the seniors for free?
Senn: Our long-term goals are to provide an eco-friendly living community environment enough for 10 residents powered by Farms by Yuen & the Baron Jay Foundation with Tesla Solar along with Tesla Semi transportation. He will have well water utilizing Medicaid and Medicare to assist with day to day functionality. Farms by Yuen will supply communities with excess food production for small businesses. We’re striving to be a Farms by Yuen community Food Bank supplying the communities with a consistent access to farm fresh produce.
Adam: Regarding the new senior community, I want the seniors to feel comfortable as can be. We will establish a new procedure on how these seniors need to be taken care of the way. They deserve to be supported and not forgotten about.
- What does virtual farming mean and is this a new economic model or revenue stream for farmers in general and especially for your company/farm’s growth?
Senn: Virtual Farming means you want to be there, but you can’t be for whatever the reason is; family, work, business, death, bills, and responsibility. You want so desperately to be there, but you just can’t. You know what it is? Just plain life sometimes. So, you use our virtual farming app designed with consumer protection by Oduwa Blockchain to place your orders tailored to grow to your small business needs.
This is why virtual farming with Farms by Yuen is farming at its best and doesn’t get any better. Yes, I truly believe the way life is today we must learn from the past and understand the man is losing time not gaining so we have come to the realization that we must meet our fellow man more than halfway for this to work. What does this mean? Farms by Yuen will grow specifically for small businesses and residential customers because you cannot help one without the other as they both benefit each other. It is a custom plan driven to work based upon the actual growth and demand of the community as a whole.
Adam: Virtual farming is farming anything that the customer wants to cultivate without going through the trials and tribulations as an actual farmer would. This new future model will change the way agriculture is perceived to be.
- Lastly, are there any myths or misconceptions about farming in general or being a Black or POC farmer that you want to clear up to the media or public?
Senn: Yes, if you are not at least a year ahead of your farm your behind because it takes a year to grow your crops most people do not understand that.
Adam: No, not really, I have not given it much thought.
8. Lastly, how do you feel about working with Baron Jay Littleton and your new and sustainable eco-farming and virtual farming partnership?
Senn: He is focused!…He has desire!…He has heart!…He has love for his community and his fellow man. He, Baron Jay, my friend, my family will go far.
Adam: I like working with Baron Jay because of the energy he gives off that he loves helping people. He has become as I would say a mentor to me by sharing knowledge and tools of education.
Source: Farms By Yuen and The Baron Jay Foundation
Contact Info: [email protected] (800) 765-8030 or @baronjay
Farms By Yuen • Baron Jay Littleton • Baron Jay Foundation.•
Wife of NBA Star Malik Beasley Files for Divorce Over Alleged Affair with Larsa Pippen
*It looks like the marriage is over between Malik Beasley and Montana Yao.
Sources tell E! News that Yao filed for divorce shortly after the NBA star was spotted in Miami with Larsa Pippen.
We previously reported… Yao says she was “blindsided” after seeing photos online of the Minnesota Timberwolves guard holding hands with Scottie Pippen’s estranged wife.
A source close to Yao told TMZ Sports that Beasley was getting cozy with Larsa while his wife was waiting for him to return to their home in Minnesota to celebrate his 24th birthday on November 26.
Larsa is 46 and Beasley is 24. She is still married to Scottie.
Malik Beasley and Larsa Pippen 👀
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) December 1, 2020
Yao shares a child with Beasley.
“Montana filed for a divorce the day she saw the photos,” the source told E! News. “Montana never cheated, and it’s not in her character. She’s not dating anybody. She’s a family person. She’s focusing on taking care of her son with her parents. They are quarantining together. Her son is her first priority.”
A source has told Hollywood Unlocked that Beasley had been separated from Yao for months.
The source claims Pippen was “fully aware” that Beasley was married, but separated from his wife.
“She thought Malik was in the process of ending his marriage and she wasn’t doing anything wrong by hanging out with him,” the source said. “Larsa and Malik are still in touch and are planning to see each other again when the news blows over.”
Last month, Pippen made headlines for revealing she was dating another NBA baller, Tristan Thompson, before she introduced him to Khloé Kardashian.
Meanwhile, Beasley reportedly once fought ex-NFL player Su’a Cravens in a hotel lobby over Montana Yao.
Celebrity Designer Jessica Rich Shares Behind-the-Scenes Look in Fashion World on Digital Reality Show
“BOSS AF” airs on IGTV at 3:00pm PST on Instagram @BOSSAFLA
*Celebrity fashion shoe designer Jessica Rich is giving her fans a full access pass into her life on her digital reality show Boss AF, which can be viewed on Instagram @BOSSAFLA.
The 10-minute mini-series is meant to showcase the day in the life of the young mogul and goes behind the scenes of the process of building her brand and working with high-profile VIP clients such as Cardi B, J.Lo, Kylie Jenner, Normani, and Saweetie while also juggling a personal life.
“I just feel like my life has always been very interesting because of juggling a lot of things since moving from Michigan and going to New York then making something out of nothing,” Rich said. “It’s a great behind-the-scenes story of a young entrepreneur’s life, the challenges she faces on a day-to-day basis and how she keeps it all together.”
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Last month, Rich opened her footwear store in The Beverly Center next to major brands Burberry and Versace. She plans to use the space to showcase and sell other Black brands she loves and believes in, alongside her own.
While she continues to grow her brand, Rich, who started out as a wardrobe stylist, admits her success hasn’t come easy.
“I started my brand with $1000 and here we are three years later opening a store at the Beverly Center that Giuseppe Zanotti used to be inside of. Everything seems so surreal, but I worked hard for these moments,” Rich said. “I want to continue to open different stores in different cities and then I want to also do a big collaboration with another designer such as Tom Ford.”
For more information on the Jessica Rich shoe collection visit Jessicarich.com and follower her on social media @jessicarichcollection and/or @jessicarich
California Governor Gavin Newsom Announces ‘Regional’ Stay-At-Home Order [VIDEO]
*California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new regional stay-at-home order on Thursday, and it comes as the state’s COVID cases surge.
As reported by Daily Mail, a record 9,702 people are currently hospitalized across the state, with 2,147 in intensive care, leaving the state with fewer than 1,800 available beds.
Newsome’s stay-at-home order will apply to any of California’s five regions when intensive care unit capacity drops below 15 percent, which none currently meet that threshold.
Our ICUs are climbing quickly toward their capacity. Our death rate is rising.
To slow the surge of #COVID19 and save lives, CA is introducing a Regional Stay-At-Home Order.
Regions where ICU capacity⁰fall below 15% will be placed into this Stay-at-Home Order ⁰for 3 weeks.
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) December 3, 2020
Here’s more from MSN:
That certainly includes Los Angeles County, which had only 122 such beds left as of Wednesday; Imperial County, which had only 2 ICU beds available on Thursday; and counties in the state’s Central Valley.
Retail will still be allowed, but at max 20% capacity. Bars, wineries, personal service businesses, hair salons and barbershops are to be closed. Schools with waivers can stay open, along with “critical infrastructure.” Restaurants will be limited to takeout and delivery service only.
“This is the final surge in this pandemic,” said Newsom during a press conference. “We do not anticipate having to do this again.” The governor also noted the state has not yet seen an increase in COVID cases related to Thanksgiving holiday/travel.
California reported 18,951 new cases on Thursday, the same day the state had only 1,731 out of 7,662 ICU beds available, according to the report.
On Wednesday, 20,759 new cases had been reported over a 24-hour period.
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