Counties of interestBeaverhead
Planned OperationHay & Forage, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Small Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Dairy, Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard
Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersFarm/Crop management (3 years or less), General farming (less than 3 years)
Land TenureBuy/Sell, Lease, Partnership
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 currently employed as a retail store manager as an Apple Premier Partner. I manager a group of 9 employees along with arranging the tech support for three school districts and multiple local businesses. I manage a backyard apiary and lease land for broiler production on a small scale. Approx. 500-1000 birds each year.
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.Ideally, we would like to have the flexibility to start small and grow. We have experience with a pasture based poultry system with high rates of success locally. We would expand that operation to include pasture raised broilers, pasture raised turkeys, pastured egg production, a small pig finishing operation as well as a small dairy operation.
If you are interested in another type of business arrangement, please explainWe would be very interested in partnering with a farmer that is planning their exit from agriculture to allow for retirement earnings as part of an owner financed sale of land.
Please elaborate on the kind of additional training/information that would help you:Both my wife and I are in our early 30's. We have a lot to learn and are eager to expand our knowledge base through experience. We are not familiar with the programs and supports that allow for motivated new farmers to get started. We would benefit from understanding the financing process for farms better that accommodates the realities of sporadic input cost and income.
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