Counties of interestGallatin, Missoula, Ravalli
Planned OperationVegetable, Other
Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersAgriculture-related college degree, Farm/Crop management (over 3 years), Informal apprenticeship
Land TenureBuy/Sell, 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.Currently doctoral student at MSU studying agriculture and education. I conduct research, teach, and manage at MSU's student organic vegetable farm. Have worked at various diverse vegetable farms over the past 6 years. Have Permaculture Design Certificate.
Acreage1-5, 6-10, 11-40
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.I am in the process of starting a seed company. I have access to a collection of ancestral, heirloom, and regionally adapted vegetable seeds. I would like to provide access to these regionally adapted varieties to my Bozeman and greater Montanan Community on a commercial scale. The value of local seed production to local farmers and home gardeners is tremendous. I also have a passion for education and would love to work in educational programming further down the road. Seed savings is accessible to anyone and everyone and promotes community resilience. My fiance works for Gallatin Valley Farm to School and compliments my expertise in adult education with expertise in youth education.
If you are interested in another type of business arrangement, please explainOpen to anything leading to land ownership
Please elaborate on the kind of additional training/information that would help you:Support with the legal side of land transfer would be helpful. I am always open to learning new skills on & off the farm.
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