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 (over 3 years), Other experience/license/agriculture or business training
Other experience/license/agriculture or business training:CSA certified arborist, licensed builder
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.New to western Montana; currently employed with Watershed Consulting (sustainable forestry, riparian restoration, timberframing, and arborist services), and owner of Chisel & Mallet Woodworking (remodels, custom woodworking, timberframes). Partner currently works at Bitterroot Flower Shop; has experience in non-profit program management. Both have experience with small-scale (1-5 acre) organic and sustainable vegetable farming, orchard management, greenhouse/nursery work (3+ years), small livestock husbandry (chickens and goats), etc.
CountiesLake, Mineral, Missoula, Powell, Ravalli
Acreage1-5, 6-10, 11-40
Type of OperationLarge Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Small Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Dairy, Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard
Farming PracticesOrganic, Other
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.Looking to create a small scale, well-diversified family farm that promotes land stewardship. Veggies, berries, small orchard, nursery/restoration plants, small-med livestock, etc.
Elaborate on the farming practices you plan on using.We plan on using sustainable farming practices, and will consider organic certification. Focus on no/low-till, soil building, pollinator health/habitat, carbon sequestration, water conservation, and producing high-quality, delicious farm products!
Transition ArrangementsBuy/Sell, Cropshare, Lease, Open to other arrangements
If you are interested in another type of business arrangement, please explainLease with option to buy. Ideally would like to own, but open to leasing options.