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Intern/Apprentice with opportunity for advancement

Russ & Joanne Anderson (Anderson Acres)
May 2, 2022
Bedford, Iowa
Type of farm?
Livestock (All Animals)
Start Date
To be determined
Housing Available
Housing Location
On Farm
Meals Provided
Application Parameters
Families Welcome, Male, Female
Positions Available
Tag Words
Butchering On Farm, Chicken, Direct Market, Eggs, Pastured, Poultry, Sheep, Swine, Vegetable



Our farm is located in Southwest Iowa. We are on an 80 Acre parcel of land that raises fullblooded Berkshire Hogs from farrow to finish the natural way as God intended.

We are also looking to add sheep and chickens in the future.

We have butchering equipment but have never used any of it to date.

landline # 712-542-4512. Especially if you don't hear back from us in a timely manner. NOTE: This is a landline number therefore it is unable to send or receive any text messages.

Location Specifics

We are 14 miles SW of Bedford, 2 miles SE of Siam, 9 miles SE of New Market, 16 miles SE of Clarinda Iowa and 22 miles North of Maryville Missouri which is a larger town due to it college and Agricultural School.

We are 1/2 mile off of a paved road on gravel in the far SW corner of Taylor County

Position Description

Most work will entail working with Russ on fencing and livestock management in our farrow to finish operation. Construction of buildings will also be a part of the position requirements.
Responsibilities will increase as experience and dependability is obtained.

May also involve any additional livestock that is added, ie sheep, chickens etc, and any vegetable gardening that will be shared with both households.

All suggestions and inputs will be expected, welcomed and considered to arrive at the best and most efficient method to achieve a common goal of growing the operation to obtain more profitability for all.

It will be a plus if the applicant is computer literate and can help us to establish online marketing and a YouTube channel, but it is NOT a requirement.

Responsibilities of what will be expected but not limited to are those mentioned above.

We are currently working towards onsite housing.

Family units "will be considered".

Education Potential

We are a livestock operation therefore the education will pertain mostly on animal management in our farrow to finish operation. This will include a wide range of items such movement of animals, medicating of animals, feeding, breeding, farrowing, weaning, sorting, weighing and marketing .

If necessary, Joanne will be able to help in learning the bookkeeping aspect of farming.

Joanne has been laid up and wheelchair bound for a few months from an off-the-farm injury so help is definitely needed.

Food Provided

Most meals provided will be from a restaurant due to the fact that the "cook" works a full-time off-the-farm job plus helps with the farm so she doesn't have time to cook :~}

Meats and vegetables will also be provided when available from farm produced products for use in fixing private meals.


To be totally involved in learning all aspects of farming.
To be on call incase of an urgent need.
To work alternate Sundays if requested.

We are a Christian family. We will NOT tolerate Drugs, Drinking, Smoking (or chewing), Foul Language, Disrespect of any kind or Abusive Behavior towards us, our neighbors or our animals.