Listing Information

Check all experience and education that apply to you and your farming partners

General college degree, General farming (over 3 years), Other experience/license/agriculture or business training

Other experience/license/agriculture or business training:

The farm I currently work on is Lifeline Farm and I have been there for 8 months and am still there. The chicken farm was Spencer's Valley View Farm in Plains MT and I was there 7 months. The Honeybee operation was called Nature's Best Oregon Honey in Portland Oregon, and I averaged probably 25 hours a week for 3 years, and less than that for the other 2 years I worked there.

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 work as a farm hand at an organic dairy and beef ranch which also produces pork and eggs. I do a bit of everything

including milking, feeding, general animal care and basic doctoring of cattle, calf feeding and doctoring, mechanical maintenance,

fencing, tractor work, and anything else that needs to be done. I also am self-employed as an arborist on the side under the

name Dukes Fine Pruning (Dukefinepruning.com).

My previous ag experience:

Farm hand on a free range chicken egg operation. I was involved in just about every facet of the operation including feeding,

collection and candling of eggs, grinding feed, mechanical maintenance and repair of equipment, and anything else that needed

to be done.

5 years of part time work on a commercial honeybee operation. I was involved in nearly everything including field work with hives,

harvesting honey, tractor work, forklift work, loading and unloading semi-trucks, extracting honey, bottling, selling at market,

constructing hives, ect.

Counties

Missoula, Ravalli

Acreage

6-10, 11-40, 41-100, 101-500

Type of Operation

Hay & Forage, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Small Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Dairy, Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard

Farming Practices

Organic, Other

Please elaborate on the type(s) of agricultural operation you plan on running.

A variety of methods including principles of holistic land management intensive grazing, permaculture, "beyond organic", etc. I will do anything that works on the land I farm as long as it is good for the land.

Transition Arrangements

Buy/Sell, Cropshare, Lease, Partnership, Open to other arrangements

If you are interested in another type of business arrangement, please explain

I am just generally open to anything that works. My preferred arrangement would be a lease with an option to buy so that I

could test the viability of my plans, get to know the land, and then buy it if things were working well.

Please elaborate on the kind of additional training/information that would help you:

I am just generally open to help with anything that I can get help with. I have a lot of knowledge and resources, but I am always interested in learning more.

Location