Counties of interestMissoula
Planned OperationSmall Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Vegetable, Other
Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersGeneral college degree, Other experience/license/agriculture or business training
Other experience/license/agriculture or business training:Management and Leadership Masters Degree
Land TenureCropshare, Lease, 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 family is moving to Missoula MT in July, my husband is attending graduate school at the University as a PhD student. I want to rent a small section of land, 1 - 5 acres near town for a few beehives, culinary and medicinal herbs, and a family vegetable garden. If possible, I might also put in a small portable chicken coop for my own eggs eventually. I want to sell honey, fresh herbs and handmade skincare products/candles/home cleaning supplies locally and online. Since we are going to be living in student houseing for a few years before we purchase our own land and build a house, I would love to find a nearby land owner with a few spare acres who would be happy to have some pollinators for their own crops or garden. It will be a very small operation and would be happy with whatever arrangement will work for you.
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.My operation will be more permaculture in style. I will not be using any conventional fertilizers, chemicals or pesticides. It won't necessarily be organic though.
Elaborate on the farming practices you plan on using.Since I will be growing primarily herbs, I will plant crops that will support one anothers growth and attract bees. I will also have a few beehives that will be housed a few top bar hives and traditional langstroth hives. Because of this, I want to avoid using anything that may harm the bees or effect the quality of the honey and beeswax.
If you are interested in another type of business arrangement, please explainI am willing to discuss a variety of options. Year leases, monthly rent, product trade or owner financing sales.