Listing Information

How did you hear about Farm Link?

A farmer at the Missoula Winter Market

Land Area

1-5 acres

How many acres are available for agricultural production

2-3 acres

Current Use

Other

Current Practices

Other

Water Sources

Well

Are water rights available to these sources?

Yes - we have well water rights.

What are the soil types on your property?

Please advise how to use the web soil survey.

Structures/Equipment

Barn or shed for produce, livestock, or equipment storage, Animal pens, Other fencing, Greenhouse or Hoophouse, Electricity

Transition Arrangements

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), 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 it becoming useful and productive with the connection to some passionate person(s) with the desire to awaken the ground. We have 2-3 acres to rent or trade; open to work out details of its use. In addition, there is a foundation (the remains of a house which burnt down in 1994) that could become a greenhouse with some transformational work; open to discuss other possibilities. There is no living quarters on the property. We are excited to discover the Farm Link Land site and open to healthy communication and discussion about this properties future.
Our Goals: put the land in production w/fruits/veggies, maintain good communication with the prospective land seeker, go organic, open to the possibility of small animals.

What kind of additional training/information would help you with the transfer process? Please check all that apply and feel free to elaborate below.

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 the 1990's. My husband and I recently purchased it with hopes to bring it out of its dormant state. I believe it use to have farm animals and crops before it was subdivided in the mid 1990's.

Please elaborate on current farming/ranching practices

I do not know the history of this property, other than it had animals and possibly crops before it was subdivided in the mid 1990's.

Location