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 OperationHay & Forage, Grain, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Small Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Dairy, Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard, Other
Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersFarm/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 am currently the owner and operator of a indoor grow operation for the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program. I have full responsibility over the growth to harvest process, including seed, clones, soil, nutrients, water cycles, harvest and processing of my crops. I have lived on farmland property and took every opportunity to grow gardens and built a greenhouse kit and learn the aspects of agriculture and livestock from the local farmer. I come from a long line of farmers in the North Western Indiana region, and I grew up watching my great grandparents and aunts and uncles produce and provide sustainable lives and community contribution, but unfortunately my parents generation of my family line did not continue in the farming lifestyle and I find myself looking for a trusted mentor and an opportunity to fulfill this lifelong passion. I have always desired to grow healthy, fully organic produce and product and I am looking for a mentor and friend that can teach me from experience and a farm that I can pass down generations to come. I currently reside in SW Michigan, but my family and I have a dream of farming the Big Sky country of beautiful Montana.
Acreage1-5, 6-10, 11-40, 41-100, 101-500, 500+
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.Ideally I would want to run an organic farm primarily focused on greenhouse and orchard and livestock both large and small.
Please elaborate on the kind of additional training/information that would help you:I am looking for an experienced farmer who believes in the lifestyle and importance of organic and sustainable living and farming/product to teach and mentor me with real world experience and wisdom.