“I Am an Aficionado”: Jerry G. Raaum

Land is in my blood. My roots run deep.
Jerry Raaum

a·fi·ci·o·na·do | əˌfiSHəˈnädō     noun

a person who is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about an activity, subject or pastime

JERRY G. RAAUM: Social, outgoing, classic Montana farmer

Northeastern Montana

Retired Farmer

Air, Water, Wind or Fire 
Free flowing air describes me best

Perfect Day on the Land
When the harvest is done and the crop is in the bin

Sunrise or Sunset

Most Beautiful Scene Encountered in Nature
Hiking to a waterfall in the Mission Mountains near Missoula, Montana

Lovestruck with Land and Life on the Land
When I came back to Montana to start farming

Biggest Joy of Land
Being my own boss

Land OwnershipDo we Own it or Does it Own Us?
We own the land but nature owns us

Most Profound Lesson Living on the Land
No-till farming to protect the land from wind and water erosion

Land Stewardship and Nature
I want my children and grandchildren to protect the environment

Good Advice for the Next Generation of Land Owners
No-till farming

Favorite Place on Earth
A golf course

To succeed in life you need three things: A wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.
—Reba McEntire


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