Land Area11-40 acres
Current UseHay & Forage, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Small Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard
Water SourcesWell, Irrigation system
Are water rights available to these sources?Yes
What are the soil types on your property?Primarily silt loam alluvial soils
Please describe the available housing:There is a 2 bedroom, bath and a half farmhouse built in 1995 using Passive design techniques for energy efficiency. A small cabin with wood heat but no running water or electric is also available for housing an intern or guests.
Structures/EquipmentBarn or shed for produce, livestock, or equipment storage, Animal pens, Other fencing, Greenhouse or Hoophouse, Irrigation equipment, Tractor or other tools, Electricity
Land TenureLease, Open to other arrangements
Would you be willing to mentor or advise the entering farmer or rancher?Yes
Please elaborate on your willingness to mentor or advise the entering farmer or rancher:I am familiar with all aspects of operating the farm for commercial vegetable and fruit production and as a non-commercial/subsistence type of dairy/poultry/small livestock operation and would be regularly available to advise and otherwise share my experience.
Are you currently living on the farm or ranch?Yes
Do you intend to remain on the land?Yes
In your judgment, which crops/agricultural purposes are best suited to your land and which would you support on your land?Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Small Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Dairy, Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard
Please summarize your long-term goals regarding your land:My long term goal is to facilitate keeping the land I own operational as a small, diversified farming operation into the foreseeable future. I plan on doing that by the gradual transfer of stewardship and, ultimately, ownership responsibilities to a younger generation farmer. Please note that the current leaseholders are in the process of transitioning to a larger farm recently acquired by their extended family and will be finishing out the 2023 harvest season on the farm.
What kind of additional training/information would help you with the transfer process? Please check all that apply and feel free to elaborate below.Other
How many acres are available for agricultural production8 acres
How did you hear about Farm Link?
Thru contact with staff.
Please elaborate on the additional training/information that would help you with the transfer process:I am looking into a trust arrangement with Trust Montana to insure the land stays in agricultural production and is not subdivided.
For photos and information about the farm you can go to the website of the current leaseholders and farm managers, Glacier Tilth Farm.