Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersFarm/Crop management (over 3 years), General farming (less than 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.For the past 4 years i have been running a small cow/calf operation of my own(about 30 mother cows). I also work on a 600 pair cow/calf operation in Melville. We have about 1200 Acres of hay/forage production under irrigation. I have worked on ranches of up to 2000 mother cows and been in this business for over 10 years. I've done a little of everything from farming and irrigating to managing grazing and calving.
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
Type of OperationHay & Forage, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats)
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.I am looking to expand my cow/calf operation from 30 mother cows to 150+. Currently i graze year round with supplemental protein. i would like to continue that, but also open to winter feeding if need be. I am looking for a ranch/land to lease/buy long term . I am interested in finding irrigated or non irrigated cropland for hay. I have a business partner and have the capital to increase to 200 hd when land comes available.
Please elaborate on the kind of additional training/information that would help you:I think i know most of my options, and have everything in place now, when the right property comes available. However, it is nice to hear other options.