Counties of interestAnaconda-Deer Lodge, Beaverhead, Big Horn, Blaine, Broadwater, Butte-Silver Bow, Carbon, Carter, Cascade, Chouteau, Custer, Daniels, Dawson, Fallon, Fergus, Flathead, Gallatin, Garfield, Glacier, Golden Valley, Granite, Hill, Jefferson, Judith Basin, Lake, Lewis & Clark, Liberty, Lincoln, Madison, McCone, Meagher, Mineral, Missoula, Musselshell, Park Livingston, Petroleum, Phillips, Pondera, Powder River, Powell, Prairie, Ravalli, Richland, Roosevelt, Rosebud, Sanders, Sheridan, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Teton, Toole, Treasure, Valley, Wheatland, Wibaux, Yellowstone
Planned OperationSmall Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard
Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersAgriculture-related college degree, Farm/Crop management (over 3 years), General farming (over 3 years)
Land TenureBuy/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.I have been farming consistently for the past three years, and on and off for 9. Currently, I am helping manage a farm located on Sauvie Island based out of Portland, OR called Vibrant Valley Farm. This farm's working land size is approximately 7 acres and we use strictly organic practices. We grow vegetables, flowers, and indigo. I manage and delegate the vegetable harvest for our restaurant markets and CSA, as well as send out the weekly list of available produce and am in constant communication with our vendors. I then relay the orders to the crew and they harvest the produce as I wash and pack the orders. It is also my responsibility to create the produce list for our CSA, making sure the members are receiving a diverse mix and reasonable quantity of produce based on what's available. Additionally, I am responsible for direct seeding crops, and also help with maintaining the other aspects of the farm including seeding, transplanting, weeding, harvest, curing, storage, and general maintenance necessary to the farm.
My past farming experience includes my role as Farm Manager for 47th Ave Farm in OR, along with other prior farm positions based in Western Montana.