Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersFarm/Crop management (3 years or less), Informal apprenticeship, General farming (over 3 years), Other experience/license/agriculture or business training
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 work in environmental restoration.
More than 10 years of experience in agriculture related industries including landscape/nursery, vegetable farming, pastured poultry, orchard maintenance, and commercial honey production.
Personal endeavors in gardening, laying hens, turkeys, hogs, and bees.
Counties of interestMineral, Missoula, Ravalli, Sanders
Acreage11-40, 41-100, 101-500, 500+
Planned OperationHay & Forage, Grain, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Small Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard, Other
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.The ultimate goal is to create regenerative food systems that are adapted to location in pursuit of producing top quality product while being a good steward to the land.
The dream is integrating biological orcharding with silvopasture and forest farming.
More specifically, rotational grazing of turkeys and hogs in a forest/orchard setting and incorporating mushroom log culture. Inclusion of grain and straw production for supplemental feed and potential as substrate in year-round indoor mushroom operation with the intention of supplying consistent product to local restaurants would be ideal. Considering other low maintenance forest products dependent on location. Bees for function and fun.