Counties of interestGranite, Lake, Mineral, Missoula, Powell, Ravalli, Sanders
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 partnersGeneral farming (less than 3 years)
Land TenureCropshare, 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.I am a groundskeeper for the University of Montana. I have volunteered with Vets on The Farm in Spokane. I have taken an intro to Permaculture course through Oregon State University. Currently have 27 chickens that I raised for egg production. I am a skilled carpenter and have much experience with hand tools, power tools and heavy equipment.
Acreage1-5, 6-10, 11-40, 41-100
Farming PracticesOrganic, Other
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.I am hoping to establish a system in agroforestry with silvopasture and permaculture. A system that integrates orchard, livestock and forage. However, beginning with an organic farm and greenhouse is a good place to start. My dreams are big but I know to start small and work my way up.
Elaborate on the farming practices you plan on using.Organic farming and permaculture with perennial crops and livestock to enhance and improve soil health and increase levels of topsoil through regenerative practices. A restorative agriculture is what I'm most interested in.
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