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)
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)
Land TenureBuy/Sell, Lease, 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 moved from Oregon to Havre to attend MSUN, pursing an Ag degree and a Diesel Technology degree. Growing up I have always loved farming and ranching; agriculture has been a huge part of my life since the day I was born. From working on farms and being involved in FFA I have always had a goal of owning an operation of my own someday. The tough thing is that you cannot start from scratch. I am willing to do whatever it takes to reach that goal. This summer have been working for a Case IH dealership as a service Technician in Glasgow. This has enables me to go out and meet with farmers/ranchers, as well making great connections with conversation. I have worked many hours working on farms/ranches. I need the help of connecting with older farms who maybe do not have family to pass the farm off to. Family farms in America are dying off and if I could help save that then that would be my honor. I know that somewhere out there, there is an older generation farmer who would be willing to give me a chance. I am not particular in a location of where I want to start, I am open to any place in Montana.
Farming PracticesConventional, Organic
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.I like both ways of farming and I could see myself doing either organic or conventional. I just want to see what's out there and start getting options lined up for my future. I would not mind running a haying operation and having some cows. I have always been around grain farming though and that is something that I am very interested in. It all depends on what is available, I just want to be able to have my own operation where I can provide food for our growing population. I just hope that I can make connections and meet people/communities who will give me a chance to live my dream.
If you are interested in another type of business arrangement, please explainNone
Please elaborate on the kind of additional training/information that would help you:I am still very young, and I have yet a lot to learn. I have been around agriculture my whole life and I am always willing to learn new things. I know that there are a lot of skill area that I need to grow in order to be successful. My goal is to continue getting experience and expand my knowledge in agriculture.
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