Counties of interestRavalli
Planned OperationVegetable, Fruit/Orchard
Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersFarm/Crop management (3 years or less), Informal apprenticeship, General college degree, General farming (over 3 years)
Land TenureBuy/Sell, Cropshare, Lease
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 was raised in Frenchtown, MT and earned a degree in Business Management from MSU in Bozeman. While there, I did a work-trade at Harvest House Farm in Gallatin Gateway. When I moved to Hamilton, I started working for Homestead Organics, which is where I am now. I also was the manager of Loyal to Local Coop, coordinating the 17 producer CSA, and also I helped out briefly at Great Bear Native Plants. In addition to farming, I am also a yoga instructor and Clinical Herbalist. I am looking for a small farm to grow veggies and herbs close to Hamilton/Corvallis.
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.Ideally, I would like to be certified organic, although that may not happen for the first few years. In this case, I still plan on using organic practices. Mainly, I'm looking to grow vegetables, herbs, fruit and create some value added products. In addition, I am looking to create a teaching farm and space. Classes would range from yoga, to cooking, to herbalism.
If you are interested in another type of business arrangement, please explainCurrently we are looking for a small property to buy (possibly build on) with a little bit of farm land to get started. Although I am interested in leasing, ideally I could buy a small portion of a farm.
Please elaborate on the kind of additional training/information that would help you:My experience farming has taught me about growing/planting/harvesting, but the items listed above are the ones I would like to learn more about. For example, how to branch out and make more value-added products. I am looking for a way to make a living without the usual hustle of going to farmer's markets every Saturday, and find new ways of income. I want to find a way small farms can work together rather than compete for a small amount of market sales.