Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersFarm/Crop management (over 3 years), General farming (over 3 years), Other experience/license/agriculture or business training
Other experience/license/agriculture or business training:Commercial applicator
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 in the gallatin valley for the past 16 years. I have been cropping around 1800 acres. I have also been a commercial applicator for the past 17 years. I own a full line of equipment and would like to move to an area to raise my family and give the next generation a chance to be in agriculture.
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, Grain, Fruit/Orchard
Farming PracticesConventional, Organic, Other
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.Currently I use multiple types of farming depending on the type of soil and moisture. some ground has to be no till and other ground needs to be worked. I currently grow wheat, barley, peas, lentils, and a little corn. Rotation is key in this business.
Elaborate on the farming practices you plan on using.in the future I would like to own the ground that I would be working eventually.
Land TenureBuy/Sell, Cropshare, Lease, Partnership, Open to other arrangements
If you are interested in another type of business arrangement, please explainIm not scared of hard work and pride myself on a no quit attitude. Ive sprayed commercial for my whole career as a way of supplementing our income as a way of surviving in tough prices.
Please elaborate on the kind of additional training/information that would help you:Life experience cant be taught in a classroom. this education has not been cheap at times, but is irreplaceable. Im a 4th generation farmer in montana with a young family that keeps my motivation going.