Counties of interestAnaconda-Deer Lodge, Beaverhead, Big Horn, Blaine, Broadwater, Butte-Silver Bow, Carbon, Carter, Cascade, Chouteau, Custer, Daniels, Dawson, Fallon, Fergus, Flathead, Gallatin, Garfield, Glacier, Golden Valley, Granite, Hill, Jefferson, Judith Basin, Lake, Lewis & Clark, Liberty, Lincoln, Madison, McCone, Meagher, Mineral, Missoula, Musselshell, Park Livingston, Petroleum, Phillips, Pondera, Powder River, Powell, Prairie, Ravalli, Richland, Roosevelt, Rosebud, Sanders, Sheridan, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Teton, Toole, Treasure, Valley, Wheatland, Wibaux, Yellowstone
Planned OperationHay & Forage, Grain, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Other
Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersAgriculture-related college degree, Farm/Crop management (over 3 years), General farming (over 3 years), Other experience/license/agriculture or business training
Other experience/license/agriculture or business training:I own my own photography business, and have ran an ag marketing business in the past. I’m a national level livestock judging competitor with experience with genetics
Land TenureBuy/Sell, 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.Currently my fiancé and I are living on his families ranch where he’s been for 25 years. He has raised cattle and out hay up his entire life. I went to college and graduated with honors with my Ag Communications degree. Currently I own my full time photography business, a network marketing business, I do bodywork on large animals, and help my fiancé Ranch here. Previously I’ve worked for the NWARC in Creston montana as an Ag Research Center, my fiancé has worked as a foreman for a fencing company as well as being the foreman of the family ranch, and night calving for the neighbor who had over 300hd. Both of us are incredibly hard working and know how to manage operations of over 1200 acres. We are just trying to find our way as beginning ranchers and find a property that we can eventually own or get us in a position to buy.
Acreage41-100, 101-500, 500+
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.We would like to run a sustainable cattle and hay production operation. Currently we own 5 head of our own and the equipment to put up quality hay. Committed to sustainable practices we would like to leave our place better then we found it. Passionate for maintaining a ranch to the highest quality we are hoping to find a place that would allow us to better it!
Please elaborate on the kind of additional training/information that would help you:We have struggled to find the right information on financing a property from the FSA or Farm Credit.