Counties of interestAnaconda-Deer Lodge, Butte-Silver Bow, Flathead, Lake, Lewis & Clark, Missoula, Ravalli, Sanders
Planned OperationVegetable, Fruit/Orchard, Other
Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersAgriculture-related college degree, Farm/Crop management (over 3 years), Informal apprenticeship, General college degree, 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.We have been running our farm in St. Ignatius since 2015. We manage 40 acres, with a 1.5 acre garden, greenhouse, high tunnel, and passive solar herb drying shed.
Farming PracticesOrganic, Other
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.We would like to continue our herb/herbal tea business but are looking for a new land arrangement.
If you are interested in another type of business arrangement, please explainThe dream situation is to find a 5-ish acre piece of land that we can move our high tunnel, greenhouse, and drying shed onto, and also build a house (we have a good portion of the materials already). Water would be very ideal, and a lease to own situation would be really lovely.
Please elaborate on the kind of additional training/information that would help you:Larry is the farmer and Katie does all of the back-end stuff (marketing, graphic design, website maintenance, fulfilling orders, acquiring workers, keeping the books, etc. etc. She has no formal training but imagines she could definitely benefit from some!
Please attach any photos that support your application.
Elaborate on the farming practices you plan on using.we current farm by organic standards or beyond, but we are not certified. We are open to continuing this way or getting certified.