Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersGeneral farming (less than 3 years), Other experience/license/agriculture or business training
Other experience/license/agriculture or business training:Originally from Missouri and grew up rasing mostly sheep and hogs for the fair. Also have some experinece with cattle as well. Joined the Navy after high shcool and spent ten years as a Sea Bee. I've had various jobs over last 10 yrs and I'm currently searching all options to return to agriculture.
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.My current occupation is hardwood flooring. I grew up raising sheep and hogs mostly with the occasional bottle calf or fair calf. I helped with hay in the summer and also had the chance to help with a large farm, mostly catch on the go with auger wagon for wheat harvest and cultivation in the spring/fall. Worked for a short time in a hog CAFO.
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
Acreage1-5, 6-10, 11-40, 41-100, 101-500, 500+
Planned OperationHay & Forage, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Small Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard
Farming PracticesConventional, Organic, Other
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.Right now I'm just looking into a way back to agriculture after being away form it for some time. I'm interested in regenerative agriculture, I think there are lots of examples of how the use of animals and cover crops can improve soil health while drastically reducing the need for synthetic chemicals.
Land TenureBuy/Sell, Lease, Partnership, Open to other arrangements