Counties of interestCascade, Lewis & Clark
Planned OperationSmall Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Vegetable
Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersGeneral farming (less than 3 years)
Land TenureBuy/Sell, Cropshare, Lease, 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 currently working for the state of MT going on 3 years now. I've grown food not as an occupation but for our family over the years. Also keeping hens, and briefly meat rabbits. I've been researching, reading, and growing more anxious to start doing what I love so much as a full-time occupation.
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.Primary focus would be a vegetable and flower market garden. No tractor, no till, using regenerative agriculture practices on permanent beds, organic. 2 to 5 acres. Creating a winter farmers market and CSA. Utilizing high tunnels and hoop houses to extend the growing season. Donating to food banks, starting a food pantry. Creating a space for neurodiverse families who might want to consider farming as a viable occupation. A place in the community where people can be inspired to grow their own food at home.
If you are interested in another type of business arrangement, please explainInvesting in the soil is the foundation of growing good food. Ideally, we aim to purchase property, or lease with an option to purchase it in the future. Since it takes time build up soil health. We hope to start and stay on that soil.
Please elaborate on the kind of additional training/information that would help you:I welcome all training and information.