Type of farm or businessHay & Forage, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats)
If farming/ranching, select your primary market channels:Wholesale, Other
Please elaborate on your marketing strategyDirect
Type of NetworkBeing 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.).$25 per day of mentorship, or two hours of ranch work (hands on experience) per day of mentorship
ExperienceHay & Forage, Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Small Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Crop rotation/planning, Rotational grazing, Organics, Machinery and equipment, Business planning, Direct marketing, Land rehabilitation/Soil-building
Focus of Mentorship
We would like to help people trying to get into smaller-scale ranching. Our ranch has produced hay and maintained 45 head cattle (now 20 goats too). We are also seeking new ideas to help expand current operations.
How many years have you been farming, if applicable?10 (Dave Anderson, Ranch Founder has been at it for around 40 years)
Are there times that are better for you to provide mentorship?
Summer is the best time because that's the busiest season (the most going on).