How did you hear about Farm Link?
A farmer at the Missoula Winter Market
Land Area1-5 acres
How many acres are available for agricultural production2-3 acres
Water SourcesStream/Large creek, Well
Are water rights available to these sources?Yes - we have well water rights. We do not have water rights to the creek which is on the property.
What are the soil types on your property?TBD
Structures/EquipmentBarn or shed for produce, livestock, or equipment storage, Animal pens, Other fencing, Greenhouse or Hoophouse, Electricity
Land TenureCropshare, 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 grew up east of the Rockies on 5,000 acres of farm land in 1960-1980. I was involved with gardening, cooking, the harvest of the wheat and barley crops. We raised cattle, horses, pigs and chickens. We had pet cats, dogs and rabbits. I am eager to share my knowledge and provide guidance if needed.
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:This property has been dormant since the mid 1990's. My husband and I recently purchased it with visions of connecting with some passionate person(s) who desire to grow produce and raise farm animals; two acres are fenced for large animal pasture with access to water and a barn, two acres are available for produce (fruits/vegetables), a foundation exists that is 3/4 buried into the earth that can be turned into a greenhouse. We are open to work out details of its use, cost to rent or trade. There is no living quarters on the property and we do not have farm equipment to support.
What kind of additional training/information would help you with the transfer process? Please check all that apply and feel free to elaborate below.Business management, Marketing (local market connections), Production, Financial management, Communication skills, Conflict resolution, Leadership, Goal setting, Decision making, Specializations (organic, sustainable)
Please elaborate on what the property is currently being used for:This property has not been in production since 1994. My husband and I recently purchased it with hopes to bring it out of its dormant state by linking up with an interested farmer(s). It use to have farm animals and crops before it was subdivided in the 1970's. There exists an intact foundation 3/4 of it buried in the earth which could easily be turned into an ideal greenhouse. Two acres accessible for produce and two acres are fenced for large animal pasture with access to water and a barn.
Please elaborate on current farming/ranching practicesBefore it was subdivided in the 1970's it was farm land, crops are unknown. The 70's thru mid-90's it was pasture land for horses & cows and gardening.