Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersFarm/Crop management (3 years or less), General college degree, 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.In 2008/9 I raised irrigated sweet corn, sunflower, and hay while also doing some custom range-land weed control. 2009 I went to work for a large commercial cattle ranch running 6000 pairs on 250,000 acres. I maintained the equipment fleet, built and maintained fences, stock watering systems, houses, roads, creek crossings, assisted with moving, branding, weaning, mineral placement in summer, and nutrient/protein supplement in the winter. At present I am working to develop a small mountain ranch property back into agricultural usage by building fences for paddocks and running a small herd of 25 head of short term bred cows this year working toward running 50 head next year. Last season we ran 12 yearlings since we had just arrived and there were no fences. We also have 9 head of horses on the ranch. I am working to find the right opportunity with the potential to run a sustainable herd of cattle on a full time basis, which will not be possible here.
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 OperationHay & Forage, Grain, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats)
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.Cow Calf, Yearling, and Feed, would also consider other kinds of crops.
Transition ArrangementsBuy/Sell, Cropshare, Lease, Partnership, RSA Grass Link, Open to other arrangements
Please elaborate on the kind of additional training/information that would help you:I think continual training is best, always striving to learn more and get better. I've read through several books and programs on sustainable ranching, ranching for profit, etc. And would be very open to more training formal and informal to achieve long term success!
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Other experience/license/agriculture or business training:General Contractor/Cabinet Maker-Business Owner