How did you hear about Farm Link?
CFAC publications, MT Farmer's Union Convention
Land Area11-40 acres
How many acres are available for agricultural production80
Current UseHay & Forage, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard
Current PracticesOrganic, Other
Please elaborate on current farming/ranching practicesCertified Organic vegetable and cattle
Water SourcesStream/Large creek, Well, Irrigation system
Are water rights available to these sources?Yes.
What are the soil types on your property?Predominantly clay loam. Given the landscape (floodplain), there are some areas with more sand/gravel.
Please describe the available housing:Modern camper; bunkhouse; main house
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 TenureCropshare, Lease, Partnership, RSA Grass Link, 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:We are seeking compatible partners for building cooperative and integrated enterprises and are willing to be generous with our experience and resources.
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?Hay & Forage, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Small Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard, Other
Please elaborate on the crops/agricultural purposes that are best suited to your land:There are also two high tunnels with a total of 4,500 sq ft and approximately 3 cultivated acres. The remainder is perennial pasture. Our commitment focuses on healthy soil and long-term land health.
Please summarize your long-term goals regarding your land:The long-term goal is to maintain and improve the ecological health of the land while also participating in effective and conscientious economic production. We would like to keep it in agriculture as part of a larger integrated land and food system.
What kind of additional training/information would help you with the transfer process? Please check all that apply and feel free to elaborate below.Financing options (loans, etc.), Business management, Marketing (local market connections), Production, Financial management, Communication skills, Conflict resolution, Leadership, Goal setting, Decision making, Specializations (organic, sustainable)
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