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 am a fourth generation farmer and rancher from Colorado. I have owned my own land and cattle in the past. I also grew Coors barley along with dairy hay and potatoes. In 2012 I had to sell out because of the drought. My family and me relocated to Montana to work on a ranch. Right now I work part time for two different ranches. I have a good knowledge of cattle and different kinds of farming, including haying. I have some horses and enjoy training them also. I have operated or owned most types of equipment.
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
Acreage11-40, 41-100, 101-500, 500+
Type of OperationGrain, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats)
Farming PracticesConventional, Organic
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.I would like a cow/ calf operation. Farming along side would be great for diversification. I want a place for my kids to be able to farm/ ranch and keep the family farm alive.
Transition ArrangementsBuy/Sell, Cropshare, Lease, Partnership, Open to other arrangements
If you are interested in another type of business arrangement, please explainAny arrangement that can lead to ownership.
Please elaborate on the kind of additional training/information that would help you:I would mainly like information on marketing as I am fairly new to the area.