Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersAgriculture-related college degree, Farm/Crop management (over 3 years), Informal apprenticeship, General farming (over 3 years), Other experience/license/agriculture or business training
Other experience/license/agriculture or business training:Ranching For Profit training, MiG clinics with Jim Gerrish, Bud Williams livestock handling workshop, Buck Branaman horsemanship clinics
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.Currently we manage a thousand acre pastured livestock operation (chickens, cattle, sheep) in Northern California for an absentee owner. Have experience managing cattle ranches up to 100,000 acres. Stephen has 17 years of experience ranching & an Ag degree. Suzanna currently has an off-ranch job but is planning to work on the ranch business full time once the right partnership opportunity is found.
CountiesCascade, Chouteau, Flathead, Gallatin, Glacier, Missoula, Yellowstone
Type of OperationLarge Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Small Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry)
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.Pasture-based large animal livestock (cattle & sheep primarily) with a focus on land conservation. We will use management intensive grazing. We plan to manage the business with holistic management practices & ranching for profit principles both with respect to the animals, the land and the people.
Transition ArrangementsBuy/Sell, Lease, Partnership, Open to other arrangements