Farm/Business Address175 Skalkaho Highway, Hamilton, MT, United States
Type of farm or businessLarge Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Small Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard, Other
Please elaborate on the type of farm you haveOn-Farm Education
If farming/ranching, select your primary market channels:Community Supported Agriculture, Farm Stand, Farmers’ Market, Restaurant, Wholesale, Education
Type of MentorshipBeing paired with a beginning farmer who I keep in touch with on a monthly basis, Farm visit exchange, i.e. beginning farmers visit my farm and I visit theirs to give advice and share ideas, 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.).First consultation free, $50 donation to CFAC for continuing consultations.
ExperienceLarge Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Small Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard, Greenhouse production, Season extension, Crop rotation/planning, Seed saving, Cover crops, Irrigation, Organics, Harvest and handling, GAP certification, Machinery and equipment, Farm safety, Time management, On-farm efficiency, Recordkeeping, Employee/intern management, Business structures, Direct marketing, Wholesale Markets, CSA management, Value-added products, Meat slaughter/processing, Agritourism, Scaling up, Buying land, Alternative land access scenarios, Site assessment, Land rehabilitation/Soil-building, Other
Focus of Mentorship
Setting up on-farm education plans and beginning community outreach. Starting a CSA and working with other farmers on collaborative marketing and distribution. Personal sustainability and ways to balance farm life and personal life.
How many years have you been farming, if applicable?Started in 1999.
Are there times that are better for you to provide mentorship?
Evenings or Sundays are the best. If I have something scheduled then I make time for it, so contact me any time to schedule a consultation.