Counties of interestBeaverhead, Broadwater, Carbon, Gallatin, Madison, Park Livingston, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Yellowstone
Planned OperationHay & Forage, Grain, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats)
Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersAgriculture-related college degree, General farming (over 3 years)
Land TenureBuy/Sell, Cropshare, Lease, Partnership, Open to other arrangements
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 am employed at a local Coop where I started in the grain department responsible for receiving and shipping grain. Then transferred to the energy department where I handle sales, service and delivery. My previous jobs all involved agriculture. From 2015 to 2017 I was employed at Kimm Seed Potatoes in Montana. My responsibilities included irrigating, operating trucks and farm equipment, construction projects, digging and burying pipe for irrigation and servicing farm equipment. I attended horse shoeing school at Montana State University and did a yearlong apprenticeship. I have an Associate Degree in Agriculture. I worked at Trans Ova Genetics in the cattle receiving and calving departments. Responsible for processing and treating cattle, sorting and moving cattle, and heat checks of cows. In the calving department I monitored cows, treated calves, bottle and tube fed calves as needed. My ranch experience was during my teenage years and into my twenties. From 2003 to 2013 my family managed a guest ranch. My responsibilities included maintenance of the property, fixing fence, hauling hay, construction projects, servicing equipment and feeding, vaccinating and caring for 60 horses.
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.The type of operation that I have a strong desire to learn more about and a passion to be part of is a cow/calf operation. Whether a seed stock or commercial operation, working with cattle and living a lifestyle of hard work, family oriented, and close community are very important to my family. I also think there are many benefits to having diversity in any farm or ranch operation bringing more stability and opportunities. Whether it be backgrounding, feedlot, combination of seed stock and commercial cattle, grain farming, haying, or whatever else it may be that brings cash flow and growth to the operation. I am open to learning more about any aspect of agriculture.
If you are interested in another type of business arrangement, please explainIt is important to us to find something that will be long term even lifelong. From the operational stand point, if someone is willing to invest their time and knowledge into teaching us this industry, we would not want to leave them after such an investment. From my families stand point we would like to establish our roots in a community and get to know the people there.
We are open to any and all opportunities to become part of a ranching and/or farming operation. Whether you have a growing operation and are looking for someone to come along side and treat it like they would if it was their own, or you are considering options for your ranch when you decide to pass the torch or any other situation, we would be interested. One thing that is important to us is being more than just a lifelong hired hand. It is our dream and passion to become part of the cattle industry specifically and agriculture in general.