Type of farm or businessVegetable
If farming/ranching, select your primary market channels:Farmers’ Market, Wholesale, Other
Please elaborate on your marketing strategyWestern Montana Growers Coop- Restaurant and Grocery
Missoula Farmers Markets & Farm Share (stand credit) Program
Type of NetworkFarm visit exchange, i.e. beginning farmers visit my farm and I visit theirs to give advice and share ideas, Farm site evaluation, helping a beginning farmer assess a potential farm site, Email consultations, Phone consultations, Event hosting, i.e. hosting groups of beginning farmers for events or learning opportunities, Other options to be determined by mentor and mentee
Please describe the situations in which you would charge a fee and your expected rate (e.g. hourly, seasonal, annual rates, fees for long-term mentorship, fees for in-person meetings, etc.).One free phone consultation, then hourly consult fee $30-$60 per hour depending on arrangement.
ExperienceLarge Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Dairy, Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard, Greenhouse production, Crop rotation/planning, Seed saving, Cover crops, Irrigation, Organics, Harvest and handling, GAP certification, Farm safety, Business planning, Financial management, Farm accounting, Time management, On-farm efficiency, Recordkeeping, Employee/intern management, Legal issues, Marketing, Wholesale Markets, Value-added products, Leasing land, Buying land, Site assessment, Land rehabilitation/Soil-building
Focus of Mentorship
GAP, value-added, recordkeeping, Quickbooks, small tools/equipment (greens harvester), land assessment, soil test analysis
How many years have you been farming, if applicable?8
Are there times that are better for you to provide mentorship?
Any Time. More available November through March, but can be contacted anytime.