My husband and I have a small cattle operation, 25-35 cow/calf pairs. We've improved our pastures with lime and fertilizer, cross fenced and improved this farm since we purchased it in 1997. I'm…Continue
"My husband and I would love to find young person interested in transitioning. We have a small cow/calf operation, forage based. There is room for expansion, but we can't handle more any more cattle without help. Problem si anyone working fr us…"
"I've got two stories about the same cow, two different calves. Brownie was a good producer, weaned great calves but was a bit obstinate. Not mean, not wild, just determined to have things her way. Pouring rain, like a inch a…"
"I stared working for my tobacco growing husband in 1968 in Maryland. I was a townie and he was looking for help in the field. We eventaually married. In Maryland it was not "proper" for a woman to work in the field as I…"
"I have direct market lambs in the past. It's a great way to add value to your product. I always took my lambs to a butcher who was inspected by the state as far as regulations. I wasn't selling across state lines so USDA…"
We have a small herd of about 35 cows, trying to increase it through our own replacements. We manage graze around 140 acres of good pastures. We calve Spring and Fall with the majority coming in the Spring. My husband has recently had some health issues. He's recovering and I expect him to be able to help some in the future, but he is 89. I am much younger. I would like to have a young person come in to our operation with the expectation of eventually taking over. I discussed that with a…See More
"Try looking at the University of Missouri Extension Service website. I know they have agreements, I went to a land rent seminar once and was shown an agreement. If not I will try to get one and mail it to you.
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"I am currently working in a similar situation. My boss/partner and I are farming 1400 ac and we sell Pioneer seed. I am trying to start my own cow calf operation as well. My partner has very little experience with cattle. But…"
"Try the Farm Service Agency's TIP Net! (Transition Incentives Program). It is designed for retirees looking for someone to eventually take over, or new/beginning farmers trying to find an in at a farm or ranch operation."
"I found the farm I've spent the past 2 years living/learning by going on ATTRA and searching for a place that had the same type of operation I hoped to start in the future. I think posting an ad there would be really helpful for you guys!…"
"When I was born and raised in the suburbs of Washington DC. As far back as I could remember I wanted to farm. Fortunately when I was 20 I met my current farmer who had been a farmer all his life. He was willing to hire me on a part…"
"does sound like a nice idea the problem i see is it will be hard to attract the person of the right caliber with such a small opertaion . by the time you split the work and chores up there isnt enough money to support two households i have…"