Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersFarm/Crop management (over 3 years), General college degree, General farming (over 3 years), Other experience/license/agriculture or business training
Other experience/license/agriculture or business training:Was once CCA licensed (surrendered due to time conflicts with getting CEU's). Current commercial pesticide applicator license. MBA degree.
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.Own and operate small purebred seedstock cattle farm with 20 cows. Own and operate in a partnership a row-crop farming operation of around 3500 acres of corn, soybeans, soft red winter wheat, and alfalfa hay. Operations manager with over 200 people in my team across 3 states for a major seed company overseeing production of corn, soybean, and wheat seed as well as the conditioning and packaging of said seeds.
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, Lewis & Clark, 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 OperationHay & Forage, Grain, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats)
Farming PracticesConventional, Organic
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.I would like to focus on cattle ranching activities and look into an investment where I can own and operate an existing ranch. I would be open to an existing inventory of cows or none. I know row-cropping and hay farming, bout would prefer to not engage in that activity at a large scale.
Transition ArrangementsBuy/Sell, Cropshare, Lease, Partnership
Please elaborate on the kind of additional training/information that would help you:Would like help understanding what options exist for financing if needed. Would like help understanding the cattle/grain/hay markets.