Listing Information

Counties of interest

Flathead

Planned Operation

Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard

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

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

Other experience/license/agriculture or business training:

President, Montana Co-op; Director, Kids Co-op; manage www.MontanaCoop.com

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.

I'm currently working on building a stand alone regional food system; working with the 12 Tribes of Montana on a food sovereignty initiative called MIFSI: https://www.facebook.com/MTNDNFood
I've grown up from the age of 2 working in green houses; my dad is Ted Seaman, owner of Paradise Gardens where he has 20 acres of organic vegetables and lavender. The Montana Co-op just received a large grant to introduce 5 new perennial vegetables to Montana. The Montana Co-op has been the distribution source of local food boxes to families in need and plan to extend the program without grant funds, supported by local farms growing surplus to share.

Acreage

1-5

Farming Practices

Organic

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

Organic annual and perennial vegetables; berries, fruit trees and value added food products.

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

Open to all collaborations.

Onsite Housing

Yes

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

coming up with an organized plan so we have a collective impact/action project is necessary with set goals and measurements (timeline of activities with production analysis)

Please attach any photos that support your application.