Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partnersFarm/Crop management (over 3 years), General farming (over 3 years)
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 currently drive feed truck at local coop for full time employment. I also am farming 18 acres of what remains from parents farm after sold crop ground in 95. On the 18 acres I have carved out 3 small feilds equaling 8.5 acres of hay ground, balance is pasture and buildings. I have 15 to 20 hd of highland beef cows/calves, 20-30 hd of of feeder calves buy at 300 sell at 5-600lbs, and a sow and boar. I have maximized what can all be done on small foot print and can not grow any further.
Type of OperationHay & Forage, Grain, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Other
Farming PracticesConventional, Organic, Other
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.I would be looking to continue on areas I am familiar with, cattle, hogs, horses, and crops.
Elaborate on the farming practices you plan on using.A working profitable operation is in little to no need of changing. I would always being looking for ways to better operation as every option is worth looking at. Options that are worth time and investment do come along from time to time, any operation does not wanna miss out when an option does come along. Blending the old with some new.
Transition ArrangementsBuy/Sell, Cropshare, Lease, Partnership, Open to other arrangements
Please elaborate on the kind of additional training/information that would help you:Marketing of final product, contracting grains, puts and calls on livestock etc.