Listing Information

Counties of interest

Butte-Silver Bow

Planned Operation

Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard

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

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

Other experience/license/agriculture or business training:

CFAC Planning for On-Farm Success Workshop Series

Land Tenure

Buy/Sell, Lease, 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 worked on small scale, diversified vegetable farms in Missoula using organic practices for 7 seasons. For the past 4 years I have been managing a 2.5 acre vegetable farm with a small orchard and some berry production. I also direct an on site employment program for teens living in group foster care, helping them build job and life skills as they work towards independence and prepare to age out of the foster care system. The main outlet for our produce is a 60 member, 18 week CSA pick up and donation to several community and family support organizations. In addition, I have two season of experience with specialty cut flower production.

Acreage

1-5, 6-10

Farming Practices

Organic

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

I'm interested in starting a small scale, diversified vegetable farm with the possibility of berry, fruit and small animal production depending on land tenure and location. I'd also like to explore growing specialty cut flowers and culinary and medicinal herbs. I would ideally like to grow in or near town to improve local food access and offer community engagement.

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

- Mentorship on soil building/management in high altitude, low organic matter regions
- Season extension infrastructure and strategies for harsh climates
- Agroecology in contaminated soils
- Opportunities for financing/grants
- Business management/planning
- Financial planning
- Community outreach and marketing

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