Counties of interestCarbon, Cascade, Fergus, Gallatin, Golden Valley, Judith Basin, Meagher, Musselshell, Park Livingston, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Wheatland, Yellowstone
Planned OperationHay & Forage, Grain, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Small Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry)
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 working for a rancher in Lewistown MT with approximately 400 head of cattle and over 6,000 acres of farm ground. At my current ranch I am responsible for calving, working and feeding cattle, fencing, farming, equipment repair and maintenance as well as trucking. Prior to working on the ranch in Lewistown I worked on a ranch in Harlowton where we worked over 1,000 cattle and 1,200 sheep and had a few hundred acres of farm ground. My responsibilities included calving, working and feeding cattle and sheep, lambing, farming, equipment repairs and maintenance, trucking, and anything else that needed to be done.
Prior to my ranching experience I lived in Michigan and worked over 20 years in the dairy industry where I milked and fed cattle along with worked and harvested farm ground. When I was not working on a dairy I had anywhere from 10-15 cattle and calves on our 12 acre farm with about 5 acres of hay crop.