Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersFarm/Crop management (over 3 years), 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 was born in Hamilton Montana on 40 acres. I have wanted to ranch my whole life. I got in to construction with the hope of someday being able to afford the price ranches go for now days. I have been very successful but still cannot afford a ranch that would be self sustaining.
CountiesAnaconda-Deer Lodge, Beaverhead, Butte-Silver Bow, Liberty, Lincoln, Madison, Missoula, Ravalli, Stillwater, Wheatland
Type of OperationLarge Animal (cattle, sheep, goats)
Transition ArrangementsBuy/Sell, Cropshare, Lease, Partnership, Open to other arrangements
If you are interested in another type of business arrangement, please explainI want to be a rancher. I thought I could make enough money to buy my own but it continues to be out of reach. I have been very successful in construction but I want to ranch full time not support it with my construction business.
Please elaborate on the kind of additional training/information that would help you:I have owned my construction business since I was 17. We currently gross 2 million a year. I started with a 10 thousand dollar loan that my parents cosigned for. I will quit tomorrow if I can find a viable ranch but I don't want to do it half-assed.