Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersFarm/Crop management (3 years or less), Farm/Crop management (over 3 years), General college degree, 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.Currently in the Marine Corps serving 19 years and counting. Getting ready to retire within three years from the military. Married. Wife was former Marine and has extensive ranching experience. She grew up on ranch in TX. She has experience planting, growing crops, irrigation, chemical application, sorting, grading and inspection of crop, tilling, harvesting, hay baling, hauling, driving tractors, maintaining equipment, breaking horses, training, feed and care of horses, care of cows and calves, birthing, castrating, tags, fixing problems like prolapsed uterus, use of come along, cattle drives, medicating, weaning, branding, fixing fences, roping, accurate and meticulous record keeping. My parents own a cattle farm in MO. I have experience in cattle from my time with them, including haying, driving tractor, fixing fence, birthing, feeding, medicating, use of cattle chute. My wife and I are Christians and currently own a very small farm with meat sheep Katahdins and White Leghorn Chickens. We live on our farm, currently in Illinois where I am stationed, but want to have a ranch in Montana. We have four children: Dakota (boy) 16, Megan 13, Helaina 11 and "Ty"berious 3.
CountiesBig Horn, Custer, Garfield, Judith Basin, Powder River, Prairie, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Wheatland
Type of OperationHay & Forage, Grain, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Fruit/Orchard
Farming PracticesConventional, Organic
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.We would really like to stay focused on at least 1000 head of commercial beef cattle operation or larger with hay and grain fields.
Transition ArrangementsBuy/Sell, Partnership, RSA Grass Link, Open to other arrangements