Listing Information

Counties of interest

Broadwater, Gallatin, Jefferson, Lewis & Clark, Park Livingston

Planned Operation

Hay & Forage, Grain, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Dairy, Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard

Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partners

Farm/Crop management (3 years or less), Farm/Crop management (over 3 years), Informal apprenticeship, General college degree, Other experience/license/agriculture or business training

Land Tenure

Buy/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.

Whitetail Ranch Center is going to be a long-term residential working ranch for Veterans with PTSD. Currently on our Board of Directors and Advisory Board we have folks who have a lifetime of farming/ranching experience. In addition to our team members who have grown up farming and ranching, several of our Advisory Board members have undergraduate degrees in Agricultural Management and Teaching.

Acreage

41-100, 101-500

Farming Practices

Organic

Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.

Whitetail Ranch Center will offer a plethora of agricultural programming for its Veterans. We are happy to share our business plan with folks who are interested, but below are the programs we will have described briefly:
-Equine Facilitated Therapy: large barn and corral to house horses
-Vegetable and Fruit Production for Added-Value Products: Once fully operational, we will have 24 high tunnels on our property to produce fruits and vegetables not only for our residents, but to create added-value products to sell at farmers markets, to restaurants, and grocery stores throughout the state.
-Hog and Poultry: We will have both a hog and poultry production on our site that we will utilize similarly to our fruit and vegetable production--feed our residents and sell the rest to local families, vendors, restaurants, and stores.
-Cattle Production: eventually, we plan to have a cow/calf production however to start we will have our beef production start out small.

If you are interested in another type of business arrangement, please explain

We are open minded to leasing, partnerships, and discussing different options with land owners to ensure that our program is a success!

Please elaborate on the kind of additional training/information that would help you:

Our largest battle currently is funding. We have raised over $225,000 to go towards a down payment on property, but we are having trouble deciding where to go next. Loans? Federal funding? Leasing? etc. Financing options would be great for us to expand our horizons.