Listing Information

Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partners

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:

-2013 & 2015 MidWest Organic & Sustainable Education Services Conference -2013 Building Farmers Program with Colorado State University Ext.

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.

Since 2018 to Present, I owned and operated Chance Farm, a one-acre vegetable farm. I am seeking to expand to 5-10 acres.

I am currently growing 5,000 garlic for the 2021 season at There Hearts Farm, while I continue searching for land.

Chancefarmmt.com
Instagram: @chancefarm

Farmhand Bozeman, MT June–October 2016
Amaltheia Farm, Strike Farms - vegetable production

Tech I - SuperTree Nursery Bullard, TX -Winter 2014/2015, 2015/2016
Tractor operator, JD 6420, 6410, 6125M, 7810
maintenance pine tree lifter
Calculate/track: pine seed density, target bed ft, actual bed ft.
tractor maintenance

Farmhand Bozeman, MT May–September 2015
Cloud Nine Farm - microgreens
Strike Farms - vegetable production

Farmhand - Third Branch Flower in Roxbury, VT - May–October 2014
Flowers: picking, root division, planting
equipment operator (tractor, skidsteer, brush hog, mulch spreader)

Intern - Native Hill Farm - Fort Collins, CO April–November 2013
field prep: spread compost, setup drip, lay plastic mulch
hand weeding, trellising, transplanting, seeding, harvest, processing
Farmer's Market, wholesale deliveries
Greenhouse construction

Counties of interest

Gallatin, Jefferson

Acreage

6-10, 11-40

Planned Operation

Vegetable

Farming Practices

Organic

Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.

Chance Farm's mission is to grow high quality produce, herbs, and flowers using organic practices. All produce to be sold locally.

My preferred locations in Gallatin Valley are; Belgrade, Spring Hill, Four Corners, Manhattan, Three forks, or Willow Creek. In Jefferson County, around Whitehall. I am open to considering other locations that are lower elevations near Gallatin county..

Listed below is generally what I'm looking for:

5-10 acres
5-10 year lease
ditch water access / rights
Flat ground (close to flat)
Access to Well, Electricity

Ideally, Infrastructure to be Installed

Up to 4 heated greenhouses (30’ by 96’) To be installed over 2 year period
Allowed to install deer fence (7-8’ tall)
Up to 5 smaller tunnels (16’ by 100’)
Wash/pack and cooler (Similar to a greenhouse)
Porta potty
Parking space for employees.
Prefer (not required) to have farm stand for customers

I am looking for a new farm location, due to my past lease not being renewed. The owners decided to sell the property.

I am open to discussing different arrangements, including profit sharing.

The photos attached are from my farm in 2020

Land Tenure

Buy/Sell, Lease, Open to other arrangements

If you are interested in another type of business arrangement, please explain

I am open to leasing, lease to own, purchasing, or discussing profit sharing. In the end I am looking to for a fair agreement on both sides

Please elaborate on the kind of additional training/information that would help you:

Being advised/educated in the areas I checked would be beneficial.

Please attach any photos that support your application.