Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersAgriculture-related college degree, Farm/Crop management (over 3 years), Informal apprenticeship, General 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.B.A. in Rangeland Ecology Management. I work as a Rangeland Specialist for the U.S. Forest Service in administering and overseeing grazing permits. My primary responsibilities are being a good husband, father, and child of God. I served 8 year in the armed forces and did a deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in '09. I have technical, managerial, and mechanical experience from my time in the service as well as working for the DOD as a structures mechanic. I have been a foreman on a 400hd + ranch in WA where I oversaw forage production, pasture rotations and health of various herds to ensure compliance of our grazing permits and leases. I hold a Class A CDL, FFA UAV (drone) pilot licenses , wildland firefighter and select sires AI certifications. I do not currently farm or ranch on my own but I do participate on my families row crop farm as well as day work for others occasionally. I am looking for an opportunity to buy/ lease/ or transition into a ranch to run my own operation. I am financially stable, experienced and ready
Counties of interestAnaconda-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
Planned OperationHay & Forage, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats)
Farming PracticesConventional, Organic, Other
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.I would strive for a sustainable cow/calf operation geared in holistic management with low input practices.
Elaborate on the farming practices you plan on using.Utilizing past education and experience I would strive for a Holistic and sustainable approach where I am constantly managing for plants and animals as a whole. With utilizing smaller grazing paddock the goal is to enhance ecological and livestock performance with equally distributed animal disturbance. This management plan overtime will lead to increased soil health and greater diversity in native plant species/available biomass, thus lengthening the grazing season and or increasing carrying capacity.
Land TenureBuy/Sell, Lease, RSA Grass Link, Open to other arrangements
If you are interested in another type of business arrangement, please explain*Buy and or lease.