Listing Information

Counties of interest

Anaconda-Deer Lodge, Beaverhead, Broadwater, Gallatin, Granite, Jefferson, Lake, Lewis & Clark, Madison, Mineral, Missoula, Powell, Ravalli, Sanders

Planned Operation

Grain, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Small Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard

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

Agriculture-related college degree, Farm/Crop management (3 years or less), Informal apprenticeship, General college degree, General farming (over 3 years)

Land Tenure

Buy/Sell, Cropshare, Lease, 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.

Bianca was born and raised in northeast Pennsylvania. She cherishes her early childhood memories helping her grandfather in his 1/4 acre vegetable garden. She then started farming during college to better understand our food system. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Horticulture she continued farming, working primarily with Organic vegetable row crops, but also with chickens, perennial fruits, honeybees, and industrial hemp. Her experience includes soil/plant nutritional analysis, IPM, and data collection.

Ethan grew up working on his aunt and uncles grain and tobacco farm, which he still is actively engaged in discussing their current farming practices and what is happening in the industry. He has also helped establish operation of a large hemp farm in Central New York, including machinery operation, fertigation management, and custom equipment fabrication.

Bianca is currently working on an IPM management plan at a local hemp and vegetable farm that spans 15 acres. Ethan is currently working as a University Wood and Metal Shop technician teaching art and design students how to use fabrication equipment.

Acreage

11-40, 41-100

Farming Practices

Organic

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

My Partner and I are looking for land to pursue our dream of providing food to the local community, while also educating and experimenting with effective regenerative farming practices. We believe farming has more potential than it currently is practicing, and we seek to find out where that potential lies. Our short term vision includes diverse vegetable production in conjunction with commodity grains within a diverse crop rotation plan. We intend to restore soil fertility and cut the need to add nutritional inputs. Our long term vision includes the implementation of perennial foods, fruit and nut trees, and livestock. We truly believe that diversification is the key to a thriving farm and ecosystem.

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

Open for discussion.

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

We would love for an experienced farmer to teach us the financial aspects of their operation.

Please attach any photos that support your application.