Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersAgriculture-related college degree, 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'm currently finishing my degree in Sustainable Food Systems at MSU-Bozeman. I was raised on a ranch with cattle, sheep, and hogs in Eastern Montana. I was previously working for Amaltheia Dairy taking care of the hogs and goats. This summer I will be interning with Black Dog Farm in Livingston to gain more experience with pasture management.
CountiesPark Livingston, Sweet Grass
Acreage1-5, 6-10, 11-40
Type of OperationLarge Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Small Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Dairy, Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard
Farming PracticesOrganic, Other
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.I plan on running a pastured-based poultry, egg, pig, and lamb operation. Long-term I would like to develop a small grass-based dairy, and possibly grow some specialty crops.
Elaborate on the farming practices you plan on using. I don't plan on becoming certified organic, but I would like to mostly use organic practices. I plan on basing my management on agroecological principles and using management-intensive grazing, but I am not opposed to most conventional practices occasionally.
Transition ArrangementsBuy/Sell, Cropshare, Lease, Partnership, Open to other arrangements
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