Category: Missoula

Tree Farming in Montana

A Generational, Thriving Industry Tree farming is a foreign topic to many Montanans, but it something that thrives in our state. There are over 500 tree farms in Montana, covering over 162,000 acres of forest land. This industry helps conserve important endangered species’ habitats, keep municipal water supplies healthy, and offer recreational opportunities for communities…

The Deschamps Ranch

Located south of Frenchtown, Montana (outside of Missoula) is an agricultural oasis that has been around for over four generations. The Deschamps Ranch is one of the oldest ranches in Montana dating back to 1877 when the Deschamps family first settled in Montana. Not only is this a place for farming and vegetation, but there…

Ranching in Rural Montana

Rural Montana Let’s face it, Montana is a very rural place. There aren’t many cities, but rather more towns and there is quite the balance between the country and various communities. According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service USDA, in 2017 there was found to be 59.8 million square miles of ranch and farm land…