Counties of interestSweet Grass
Planned OperationHay & Forage, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Small Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Dairy, Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard
Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersFarm/Crop management (3 years or less), Informal apprenticeship, General farming (over 3 years)
Land TenureBuy/Sell, Cropshare, 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.For the past two years, I have run a small grass finished beef operation. I've also worked for an organic certified beef operation for over a year. I live and work in Big Timber MT.
Acreage11-40, 41-100, 101-500
Farming PracticesOrganic, Other
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.I plan to have a diverse traditional farm. One that uses biological farming to facilitate a fully functioning ecosystem. As many different kinds of animals and produce products as we can reasonably, sustainably and profitably raise. That's my end goal.
Elaborate on the farming practices you plan on using.Regenerative ones. Intensive rotational grazing. Planting pastures with perennial grasses. Increasing diversity to attract pollinators, birds and other forms of life. Plan to grass finish beef and lamb. Use laying hens to follow behind the grazing cattle. Would like to plant fruit trees. Interested in vermicomposting as well. The plan is to start small and scale with profits and experience. Investing back into the soil and the operation.
If you are interested in another type of business arrangement, please explainOpen to possibilities.
Please elaborate on the kind of additional training/information that would help you:I'm currently working with a SCORE mentor to help with a business plan. I would like to go to Ranching for Profit in the near future. I'm open to learning what I need to be successful and enjoy learning by doing as well.