Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersFarm/Crop management (over 3 years), General farming (over 3 years), Other experience/license/agriculture or business training
Other experience/license/agriculture or business training:11 years of 4-H with multiple animal husbandry projects.
Briefly describe your current occupation(s) and responsibilities and list previous agricultural employment and experiences. If you are currently farming or ranching, please state the size, type(s), and location of the operation.I am currently working at Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply and have been for 5 years. This job while in retail, gives me extensive product knowledge in a wide variety of useful farming equipment, feed, and animal health care products. I enjoy Murdoch's as an excellent front to meet people also interested in agriculture and helping people specifically with my passion for raising goats. I am able to provide basic advice and recommend supplies and supplements to other goat owners. I currently have a small herd of dairy goats that I would eventually like breed and expand to a full scale dairy. I take welfare of my goats vary seriously as well as the careful selection of genetics for continued improvement in my herd. I began this small herd just over 10 years ago when I was in the Ravalli County 4-H program. Now I help out with 4-H groups in Gallatin, Missoula and Ravalli Counties by giving workshops and judging at local fairs.
Other agricultural experiences include horse back riding, showing and training. I have helped with a sheep shearing crew for 5 years as wool help, handling sheep, administering vaccines and hoof trimming.