Counties of interestPhillips
Planned OperationHay & Forage, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Small Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry)
Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersGeneral college degree, General farming (over 3 years), Other experience/license/agriculture or business training
Other experience/license/agriculture or business training:Pastor, ranch, forestry
Land TenureBuy/Sell, Cropshare, Lease, Partnership, RSA Grass Link, 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 have been in full-time pastoral ministry since 2014. The 10 years previous, I was employed as a hired man on a cow/calf operation. My wife and I have 7 children, whom we homeschool. At the present, we have 10 acres near Wagner, MT, 5 cows, 3 calves, 3 mini horses, 1 goat, 2 dogs and some chickens!
Acreage1-5, 6-10, 11-40, 41-100, 101-500
Farming PracticesConventional, Organic, Other
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.We have enjoyed the blessings of raising our own food over the last 5 years. With our teenage children showing strong interest in ranching, currently working for neighbors, and our cow herd continuing to grow, we hope to begin a production cow/calf operation of our own. This would include pasture grazing and/or hay production; on either irrigated or dry land.
If you are interested in another type of business arrangement, please explainLooking for lease or lease-to-own; open to other arrangements as well.
Please elaborate on the kind of additional training/information that would help you:Seeking to move from self-sustaining to production agriculture; helping our children get established in the business.
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