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.Currently managing a 900+ acre hay farm/ranch near Powell, WY.
300+ acres of irrigated cropland, and 130 pair of cattle.
Previously worked on cattle ranches in Southwestern Montana, one of which had over 1200 pair.
Other previous jobs include working on the family hay farm for 12 years, some construction, and miscellaneous jobs for neighbors.
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
Acreage41-100, 101-500, 500+
Type of OperationLarge Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Small Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Dairy, Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard
Farming PracticesConventional, Organic
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.Predominantly interested in a grass based cattle operation, have plenty of ideas but I am open to to anything and willing to learn. The most important aspect to me is the lifestyle, to make a living off the land and to have a good home for my wife and I, and eventually a family. We are also interested in small scale direct market produce, whether that be dairy, poultry or vegetables. But as I said earlier, the agricultural lifestyle and to make one's living off the land and to be a self-sufficient, God-fearing American is the primary goal.
Transition ArrangementsCropshare, Lease, Partnership, RSA Grass Link