Counties of interestLake
Planned OperationSmall Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Dairy, Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard, Other
Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersFarm/Crop management (over 3 years), General college degree, General farming (over 3 years), Other experience/license/agriculture or business training
Other experience/license/agriculture or business training:Neversink Market Farm Course, Permaculture Design Certification
Land TenureBuy/Sell, 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.My current occupation is managing the flower and vegetable gardens at Hurst Flower Meadow in Kalispell. Previously, owner of Nightshade Inn & Gardens where my wife and I ran a small vegetable farm, along with the motel that we had renovated and re-opened. Previous to that, we worked for Avidity Boutique Cellars and Mykal Coelho Landscaping and Ranch Management, working on vineyards, vegetable farms, orchards, off-grid properties, and more.
Acreage1-5, 6-10, 11-40
Farming PracticesOrganic, Other
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.Our focus will be on diversity. We plan to start with a high diversity of micro-farm activities, including a vegetable market garden, orchard, poultry, small animals, medicinal herbs, on the farm yoga, education, and more.
Elaborate on the farming practices you plan on using.We plan on using Elliot Coleman style vegetable market garden and a Michael Phillips holistic orchard. All of our practices will be determined through a permaculture design process, in which we work to create a thriving and resilient small farm. One that can adapt to a changing world and strengthen the local community.
If you are interested in another type of business arrangement, please explainMy wife are I are interested in any type of creative arrangement that allows us to move towards owning/securing land, and a home, to farm and start a family.
Please elaborate on the kind of additional training/information that would help you:Small business resources
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