Listing Information

Counties of interest

Big Horn, Carbon, Stillwater, Yellowstone

Planned Operation

Hay & Forage, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats)

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

Farm/Crop management (over 3 years), Informal apprenticeship, General farming (over 3 years), Other experience/license/agriculture or business training

Land Tenure

Buy/Sell, 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.

I worked on a 400+ pair ranch between the age of 15-21. During that time I bought my first cows. My wife and I have slowly grown our cow herd. At this time we have 60 mother cows, plus additional yearlings. We run them on 1200 acres of old CRP and rangeland. Currently we string hot wire and work to prevent over grazing by rotationally grazing the herd across the land. We have hayed some of the CRP ourselves during past wet years. We are primarily a cow/calf operation, although we do hold over and grass finish the majority of our steers for direct marketing to the consumer.

Acreage

11-40, 41-100, 101-500, 500+

Farming Practices

Conventional, Organic, Other

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

My end goal is to run a cow calf operation. Because I have a limited number of cattle, I plan on purchasing more cows or running cows on shares. Another option that I am open too is custom grazing cattle.

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

I do not have any other business arrangements in mind, but I am always open to new ideas.

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

I would like more info on the financial aspect of ranching/farming. I understand the inability to make a profit, is the inability to stay on the land in agriculture.

Please attach any photos that support your application.

Other experience/license/agriculture or business training:

10 years experience in large animal husbandry and ranch operations

Elaborate on the farming practices you plan on using.

On our place we try to operate more regeneratively. Be it through temporarily cross fencing pastures when possible, to using the cows to increase plant diversity and utilize weeds. Our goal is to always try and improve the soil.