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1-Year Internship/Training Period Transitioning Into Full Time Livestock Manager

Derrick Jackson
Published
August 27, 2021
Location
Durham, NC
Type of farm?
Livestock (All Animals)
Housing Available
Yes
Housing Location
On Farm
Meals Provided
Yes
Application Parameters
Families Welcome
Tag Words
Butchering On Farm, Cattle, Chicken, Child-friendly, Composting, Cooking, Cow Dairy, Direct Market, Dogs, Eggs, Farm Restaurant, Livestock, Non-GMO, Pastured, Poultry

Description

Description

Established in 2019, Grass Grazed Farm is a direct market, family run farm with 100% grass-fed dairy as its focus, but also producing 100% grass-fed beef, pastured pork, and pastured chickens for eggs. The farm is 80 acres total, currently grazing ~60-65 acres, with the possibility to add more in the future. The remainder is lakes, ponds, woods, and farm buildings/yard/gardens. We are a married couple (mid 30's) with 5 kids ages 2 to 11.

Position Description

We are looking for a (relatively) young energetic individual or married couple who exhibits excellent responsibility, initiative, a go-get-em attitude, and a willingness to learn and absorb what we do and why we do it and then help us grow\expand\improve on what we are already doing.

We are looking for someone with a wide range of farm related abilities and skills, and\or a willingness to learn. The main responsibilities will include helping with the daily milking, the daily (or more) moves for the dairy herd, water supply (portable tanks now, water system install in the future), minerals, shade, as well as grazing management for heifers/steers/pigs. Additional responsibilities include the myriad of things required to keep a farm running: maintenance, fence building\repair, tractor\equipment repair, working animals, mowing fields, clearing woods, etc.

Food Provided

Negotiable as part of the position's "pay", we can provide raw dairy milk and related products, meat (beef, chicken, pork), eggs, and fruit/vegetable produce. Ideally housing would be on-farm, but the exact form of that is to be determined. An applicant with a winter-proof RV or travel trailer would be a plus! We would consider providing something to provide living quarters for the right applicant. If we can work out rent-free or low rent on farm housing along with a significant reduction in off-farm grocery needs that would greatly reduce the living costs for someone taking this position.

Application Process

Pay is Negotiable as part of the position's "pay", we can provide raw dairy milk and related products, meat (beef, chicken, pork), eggs. Ideally housing would be on-farm, but the exact form of that is to be determined. An applicant with a winter-proof RV or travel trailer would be a plus! We would consider providing something to provide living quarters for the right applicant. If we can work out rent-free or low rent on farm housing along with a significant reduction in off-farm grocery needs that would greatly reduce the living costs for someone taking this position.

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