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 curently am a wastewater operator. I have some systems I use wastewater for irrigating alfalfa/grass crops. I also work on pumps for communities. I have grown up cattle ranching. I also have done a lot of farming behind it. I have worked on 1 ranch that had 600 head of cattle with 300 acres of irrigated land and 14000 acres of mountain graze land that we managed. I also worked on a 1500 acre ranch of certified black angus. And a farm of 1000 acres that I cleared, ripped, plowed, disked, compacted, fertilized, planted.
CountiesAnaconda-Deer Lodge, Broadwater, Glacier, Jefferson, Lewis & Clark, Lincoln, Powell
Type of OperationHay & Forage, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Fruit/Orchard, Other
Farming PracticesConventional, Organic
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.We would like to run a Bison operation. We would like to start out with 25 head and work up to 150 head of Bison. We would like enough land to be able to hay for feed and enough to graze through out the summer. We would also like to possibly plant a small Orchard or popplar trees for harvest. We would like a ranch to raise our 7 kids on and teach them to care for the land and animals and the importance of ranching and farming.
Transition ArrangementsBuy/Sell, Lease, Open to other arrangements
If you are interested in another type of business arrangement, please explainWe would be willing to even rent just a piece of land to get started on until we can get enough saved to purchase a ranch.
Please elaborate on the kind of additional training/information that would help you:Figuring out the best loans and operating loans to get started. Also, the best practices for Bison and the ins and outs of marking to get the best possible price for our Bison.
Please attach any photos that support your application.Array