Counties of interestGallatin
Planned OperationHay & Forage, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Other
Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersInformal apprenticeship, General farming (less than 3 years), Other experience/license/agriculture or business training
Other experience/license/agriculture or business training:I've worked at and directed all activities at a large therapeutic ranch in North Dakota for three years.
Land TenureLease, 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 own and operate a small therapeutic ranching operation that focuses on teaching people who have experienced trauma, particularly children in the foster care system in Montana, life skills through horsemanship. Using relationships with horses, our clients/patients learn how to regulate, create healthy relationships, and gain confidence. And the horses get some darn good training out of it, too.
Acreage1-5, 6-10, 11-40
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.We are interested in ranching.
Elaborate on the farming practices you plan on using.We are interested in ranching.
If you are interested in another type of business arrangement, please explainWe are also able to run our operation while the landowners are still in occupancy, or even running their own operation, as long as we are able to ensure privacy for our clients. We are also able to partner with other operations to use space and horses wisely.
Please elaborate on the kind of additional training/information that would help you:While I have experience in ranching and horsemanship, I am primarily a mental health clinician. I would benefit greatly from understanding the unique financial challenges that come with ranching and agriculture work.
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