Counties of interestGallatin
Planned OperationHay & Forage, Grain, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Small Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Vegetable, Other
Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersAgriculture-related college degree, Informal apprenticeship, General college degree, General farming (over 3 years), Other experience/license/agriculture or business training
Other experience/license/agriculture or business training:Veterinary Experience
Land TenureLease, 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.I am currently a student at MSU and am looking for a bit of farmland to lease around Bozeman to pursue and develop knowledge in my passion of traditional farming. This approach to farming focusses on building a business from the ground up(literally). It focusses on utilizing every aspect of a production system to better the land and yield of a farm. I have a fair amount of free time to pursue this passion of mine and am prepared for the work. I grew up on a cattle ranch in Eastern Montana and I have produced Pigs, Cattle, Sheep, Chickens, Rabbits, and Goats while maintaining a large garden throughout my childhood and young adult life. Entering my senior year at MSU I find myself being drawn back to food production and am looking for an opportunity to get a head start on my production systems while still in school.
Farming PracticesConventional, Other
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.Traditional, this is not conventional or organic it is simply holistic in that every aspect of my production system would interact and benefit the others.
Elaborate on the farming practices you plan on using.Holistic traditional farming utilizes all the products of the farm to benefit the other areas of production. I am open to any ideas as I am not planning on organic or restricted practice farming.
If you are interested in another type of business arrangement, please explainI am willing to lease at a fair price but other arrangements can be made as well. I am also passionate about food education and plan on bettering the land I lease so with that in mind I am open to other arrangements.
Please elaborate on the kind of additional training/information that would help you:This is my first time pursuing the use of land other than my own and any information about how this will work would be greatly helpful.