Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersGeneral college degree, General farming (over 3 years), Other experience/license/agriculture or business training
Other experience/license/agriculture or business training:Class 4 teachers certificate in Livestock Management
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 have many occupations but my main one is ranching. I now have about 130 head of redsimm cows. I have been building my herd for the last 6 years. I was raised working on my families ranch where I still winter my cows. I am a secondary Ed teacher at Opheim High school were I teach the shop and Ag classes. I have a 4 year teaching degree in Industrial Arts from the University of Montana Western. I also have my own construction business that I run mainly during the summer months, called Chase Redfield Construction, where I am licences and Insured.
Acreage41-100, 101-500, 500+
Type of OperationHay & Forage, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats)
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.I am currently running a cow calf operation, with redsimm cows where I calve in the spring and sell them in the fall. I keep some replacement heifers to maintain my herd. I generally try to put up my own hay with the help of my father because we winter our cow together.
Transition ArrangementsBuy/Sell, Lease, RSA Grass Link
Please elaborate on the kind of additional training/information that would help you:I believe that it is important to keep educating myself, but these are the area I think I could use the most help. I do my taxes on my own and would like to know more about that so I can understand the laws and be more efficient at it. On the retirement side, my dad is getting older so anyway I can help him to transition would be great. In marketing I would like to learn about all the options and how they work so that I can best provide for my operation, and of course learning how to communicate all of these to my family and friends would help a lot.