Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersFarm/Crop management (over 3 years), Informal apprenticeship, 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 young farmer/rancher. I am currently farming on a family farm with my brothers and Dad north of Ft. Benton. We are primarily farmers and operate about 5000 acres, some irrigated. I've been fully involved in all the aspects of the operation for about 13 years. I also own and manage about fifty head of beef cows which I bought in 2006. Since graduating high school, I worked seasonally for a couple different farmers and in addition do custom seeding, spraying, and harvesting.
CountiesAnaconda-Deer Lodge, Cascade, Chouteau, Fergus, Hill, Judith Basin, Lewis & Clark, Liberty, Pondera, Teton, Toole
Type of OperationHay & Forage, Grain, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard
Farming PracticesConventional, Organic
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.I am very interested and experienced in both farming and ranching. Depending on the situation and opportunity, I would be interested in doing one or the other or a combination of the two. Basically I'm in search of a place where we can live in the country and my wife and I can raise our kids with country values, strong work ethic, and instill in them a love for the land. We want to start our own legacy for future generations.
Transition ArrangementsBuy/Sell, Lease, Partnership
Please elaborate on the kind of additional training/information that would help you:I believe that marketing, especially local or regional marketing is a very important area of agriculture and producers must stay educated as much as possible in this area. Workshops and meetings covering this aspect of agriculture is very important.
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