Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersFarm/Crop management (over 3 years), Informal apprenticeship, General farming (over 3 years)
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 wwoofing through california, I have worked on a diverse range of farms and with my partner, have developed a love of community development and revitalization through sustainable agriculture. I have worked on a range of farms learning how to raise my own meat, milk, eggs, fiber, fruit and vegetables. I am a excited young farmer looking to dedicate my life to the myriad of benefits that come from sustainable agriculture in particular breeding dual purpose heritage livestock.
CountiesAnaconda-Deer Lodge, Beaverhead, Big Horn, Blaine, Broadwater, Butte-Silver Bow, Carbon, Carter, Cascade, Chouteau, Custer, Daniels, Dawson, Fallon, Fergus, Flathead, Gallatin, Garfield, Glacier, Golden Valley, Granite, Hill, Jefferson, Judith Basin, Lake, Liberty, Lincoln, Madison, McCone, Meagher, Mineral, Missoula, Musselshell, Park Livingston, Petroleum, Phillips, Pondera, Powder River, Powell, Prairie, Ravalli, Richland, Roosevelt, Rosebud, Sanders, Sheridan, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Teton, Toole, Treasure, Valley, Wheatland, Wibaux, Yellowstone
Acreage1-5, 6-10, 11-40, 41-100, 101-500, 500+
Type of OperationHay & Forage, Grain, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Small Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Dairy, Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard, Other
Farming PracticesOrganic, Other
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.We plan on running an operation that works with the land and the needs of the community. The most important factor in our agricultural operation will be creating a holistic organism that sustains itself financially and ecologically. We would like to run a farm that will one day have zero inputs. Flowers, dry beans,, ducks, and rabbits to start.
Elaborate on the farming practices you plan on using.Everything grown from the soil will be grown with biodynamic and permaculture practices in mind. For livestock practices, we will have pasture raised systems, humane care, and natural preventative healthcare.
Transition ArrangementsBuy/Sell, Cropshare, Lease, Partnership, Open to other arrangements
If you are interested in another type of business arrangement, please explainwe will pay for leases/rent by farm profits. Crops and money made from crops
Please elaborate on the kind of additional training/information that would help you:How to connect with farmers looking for younger folks to steward land.