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)
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 been farming for 6 seasons now and have had the experiences as an apprentice in New Jersey for 2 seasons, Colorado for 3 seasons as a crew leader and also running a side business of cut flowers, and one partial season at mill crick farm in Hamilton Montana as a farm manager. I am currently working with the school district as a paraprofessional teacher as my winter work, but also intend to continue to offer my skills in designing cut flower to those who need them for services such as weddings. I have been working with floral arranging for almost 9 years and through all of the farms I have worked at, always worked with flowers or even took ownership of the production and designing of them.
Counties of interestAnaconda-Deer Lodge, Beaverhead, Flathead, Missoula, Ravalli
Planned OperationSmall Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Vegetable, Other
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.I would like to be running a diversified cut flower and herb operation. Focusing a lot on perinneals, native species, animal and biodiversity integration, some side vegetable production and education of wild and floral edibles. I also do floral designing and would like to offer cut flowers for different occasions but most likely weddings being the dominating event that I would design for. I believe in offer more sustainable practices and it goes beyond just what we are growing for our food, also what we use plants for every day uses.
Land TenureBuy/Sell, Lease, Partnership, Open to other arrangements
If you are interested in another type of business arrangement, please explainI would also be interested in rent to own opportunities.
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