Counties of interestFlathead, Glacier
Planned OperationSmall Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard, Other
Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersAgriculture-related college degree, Farm/Crop management (3 years or less), General farming (over 3 years), Other experience/license/agriculture or business training
Other experience/license/agriculture or business training:ISA certified arborist
Land TenureBuy/Sell, 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.Currently a freelance arborist. Farming experience includes one year during college working on the campuses urban farm and spending a few weeks WWOOFing in Northern California on a small farm. I then went on to spend 2 years managing a small market farm called Arizona Worm Farm in Phoenix, Arizona. My other horticulture experience includes time at the Phoenix Zoo on the horticulture team and time at the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix.
Farming PracticesConventional, Other
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.Big emphasis on no-till farming and building up the soil's health. This is what I practiced at my last farm and saw wonderful results in plant growth, health, quality of produce, and nutrient density.
Elaborate on the farming practices you plan on using.I would like to be able to produce compost via traditional composting and worm castings via vermicomposting. I'd like to in turn use those products to build up the beds I will be growing the produce on.
If you are interested in another type of business arrangement, please explainLand/conservation easements
Please elaborate on the kind of additional training/information that would help you:Building a business plan to secure financing. I'd like to take advantage of any USDA grants for women and minority farmers.