Counties of interestCarbon, Cascade, Flathead, Gallatin, Lincoln, Mineral, Missoula, Sanders
Planned OperationHay & Forage, Grain, Small Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard, Other
Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersInformal apprenticeship, General college degree, General farming (over 3 years)
Land TenureBuy/Sell, Cropshare, Lease, Partnership, RSA Grass Link, 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.These are skills between my wife and self, under one account.
Basic auto mechanics; general mechanics.
Use and instruction in PC, Mac, and Linux usage; TOR & I2P; GPG...database of various BBS, Mesh Networks.
Medicinal plant knowledge and use. Edible and non edible plants and berries.
Informational data research and organization, to help coordinate between multiple members.
Basic human anatomy and first aide, including some natural alternatives to treating people; allergy awareness and preparing meals based on allergies.
Experience with: cats, chickens (including bantams), turkey, guinea fowl, pigs, dogs, rabbits; basic understanding of arachnids, and which may or may not be poisonous.
Various family and small farms in Spokane, WA, and Plummer, ID, as well as timber land.
Basic chainsaw operation/splitting maul/axe to spilt firewood.
Acreage1-5, 6-10, 11-40, 41-100, 101-500, 500+
Farming PracticesConventional, Organic, Other
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.We are looking to focus, initially, on: Hay & Forage, Grain, Small Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard, and/or Other.
I am a Veteran, and looking for the opportunity to add some extra experience for my family, to strengthen our position with the various FSA/USDA program for veterans.
If you are interested in another type of business arrangement, please explainRent/leasing of property, until USDA approves of it's 100% financing program (for vets).
Please elaborate on the kind of additional training/information that would help you:I have an AA in commercial arts, for help with marketing and networking, as well as community building.
For retirement planning, I'm familiar with SoloKs and Self-directed IRAs, and how they can be used for investing in real estate, businesses, etc, as well as helping with making sure you don't run afoul of IRS "self-dealings." Some familiarity with setting up a private foundation, to put your assets in, to greatly reduce tax burdens.
Manage a small business that contracts with WA's DOC & DSHS, providing escorting services. Also running a small multimedia business, so familiar with how to run a small business, as well as using PEOs, to help with running the "back office" of a business, to allow the owner(s) to focus on running the business.
Familiar with P&L statements, and setting financial goals on these needs.