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), Other experience/license/agriculture or business training
Other experience/license/agriculture or business training:My Grandfather had a beef cattle ranch. He raised Black Angus for production, and a very large hay crop. My Father also had a Beef Cattle production ranch. He much preffered Santa Gertrudis cattle; he also had a large hay operation as well as various crops. I spent my entire youth, teenage years and summers out of college working both ranches and crop operations. Many weeks and weekends were spent attending Cattle Symposiums and different educational seminars in agriculture. While attending Oklahoma State University, I went for a double degree in Mathematics and Agricultural. Everything from feeds and feeding, to agronomy, to beef cattle production, farm and ranch management 1 & 2; on and on and on. Any subject I could find in beef cattle and crops, I took it; knowing that someday I would be a full time Farmer and Rancher.
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 US Active Duty Army. Upon graduation from college, I entered the US Army and will be retiring this December 2016. After 21 years of service, I'm ready to get on with what i had originally planned on doing, and that is Farm & Ranch. As stated earlier, I have a lot of experience in Farming and Ranching, and a very good college education in Agricultural Sciences. Even though I spent my time in the Army, I have always kept myself plugging into the Agricultural community; knowing full well that someday when I retired, I would become a full time producer. My love in agriculture is Cattle, Hay, and Crops.
CountiesAnaconda-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
Acreage1-5, 6-10, 11-40, 41-100, 101-500, 500+
Type of OperationHay & Forage, Grain, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Small Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard, Other
Farming PracticesConventional, Organic
Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.My two primary operations will be Beef Cattle and Hay Crops. In addition to that, I plan on diversifying with some grain, vegetable, and orchard crops. I also love children, and I have always had a passion for Orphans. Once I set up the Farm/Ranch, I will open my Farm to Orphan children and give them a permanent home. Allowing them to learn the many lessons about life through the care of animals and in raising crops for a living, caring for orchards, managing the finances and budgets, maintaining the equipment, and of course being allowed the privileged of growing up on a Farm with all the dogs, cats, and other fun things children love. Well, I like them too for that matter. Living on a farm is a wonderful life.
Transition ArrangementsBuy/Sell, Lease, Partnership, Open to other arrangements
Please elaborate on the kind of additional training/information that would help you:I really don't need any additional training here. I'm pretty sharp on all this stuff. But the program won't let me submit this application unless I check off something.