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), Other
Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersFarm/Crop management (3 years or less), Farm/Crop management (over 3 years), General farming (less than 3 years), General farming (over 3 years), Other experience/license/agriculture or business training
Other experience/license/agriculture or business training:Fencing
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.Working in oilfield presently. Grew up on a small family grain farm and cattle ranch in southwest Montana. Currently own small bunch of cows. Looking to expand on my own as the family farm/ranch will not be able to be passed on to the third generation(myself.) I have a wife and two young kids that I would like to give the same life that I had growing up. I am not not able to do that were I am currently located in southwest Montana with current rental and land prices in the area. I do have some equipment such as stock trailer, flatbed trailer, welders, and skidsteer and attachments.
Farming PracticesConventional, Other
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.I am very knowledgeable about current farming practices and equipment. In high school I was a three time national qualifier for range science and agronomy with the FFA. I would like to continue small grains, pulses, and cover crops.
Elaborate on the farming practices you plan on using.I would like to implement a no till or minimal till along with newer crop varieties while implementing grazing or cover cropping into a small grain operation that may have been previously a chem fallow operation.
Using new technology from gps to improve bottom lines and profitability.