Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersAgriculture-related college degree, Farm/Crop management (3 years or less), Informal apprenticeship, General farming (less than 3 years), Other experience/license/agriculture or business training
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 have a degree in agriculture from Montana State University and have experience working for the USDA. I have been doing animal agriculture on a small scale (goats, sheep, steers, chicken, pigs, rabbits) and would like to take it to the next level.
CountiesFlathead, Granite, Lake, Mineral, Missoula, Powell, Ravalli, Sanders
Acreage1-5, 6-10, 11-40, 41-100, 101-500, 500+
Type of OperationHay & Forage, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Small Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Dairy, Vegetable
Farming PracticesOrganic, Other
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.I am open to agricultural enterprise with a market and production model that fits the land (i.e.sustainable production). I have experience with and interest in grazing cattle, sheep and goats and some experience with dairy goats. I have raised pasture chicken and would like to develop a local market/production system for pasture chicken and eggs. I have experience with grazing cattle and sheep with rotational/management intensive grazing.
Transition ArrangementsBuy/Sell, Cropshare, Lease, Partnership, RSA Grass Link, Open to other arrangements
Please elaborate on the kind of additional training/information that would help you:I would need help in developing marketing and production systems.