Windy Acres Farm (currently merging with Free Range Farm grass-fed meat operation ) in Orlinda, TN (45 min. north of Nashville) is a cooperative effort of several families committed to stewarding the land and animals in their care. We are an USDA certified organic farm using regenerative practices. In 1986, Alfred and Carney Farris established Windy Acres Farm as part of the solution to the ever-growing crises of topsoil degradation and water pollution, integrating organic practices in all that they do, including:
-Eliminating synthetic pesticides and herbicides
-Non-GMO seeds and open pollinated seeds
-Enhancing biological soil life
-Reintroducing cattle and chickens in grain crop rotations
-Cultivating healthy, grass-fed and pasture-raised beef, pork, and poultry
For more information about Windy Acres Farm and its operations, please see the following:
http://windyacrestn.com/ and www.freerangefarmtn.com
Farming the Commons:
Windy Acres is in the process of becoming a part of the Middle Tennessee Agrarian Commons, a bioregional non-profit land trust co-founded by Windy Acres Farm, Agrarian Commons, and Agrarian Trust for the purpose of holding, preserving, and giving farmers equitable access to farmland via 99 year ground leases, Agrarian Commons is committed to an equitable transition of, and equitable access to farmland especially by those historically disenfranchised from secure land access in the Middle Tennessee bioregion.
Windy Acres Farm is looking for a full-time employee to help manage a busy, Certified Organic grain farm with grass-fed beef, pork, and pastured poultry operations.
Pay: $2000/month, plus on-farm housing (2 BD, 1BA)
– Must be self-motivated, have an excellent work ethic, and problem solving ability
-Driver’s license and good driving record
– Two years farming experience
– Some previous experience operating a tractor
-Ability to lift 50lbs
Ideal candidates will also have:
– Experience as a diesel mechanic and/or service/maintenance of farm equipment
– Experience in welding, tractor, and mechanical experience
– Experience working cattle
– Solid understanding of organic and sustainable farming principles
-Gregarious personality and excitement to attend farmers markets
-Interest in Organic Vegetable Gardening
Single person, couples or families welcome.
How to Apply:
Please send a resume, references and a short cover letter to Sam Harvey, firstname.lastname@example.org, showing why you are interested in and qualified for this position. We will then follow-up for a video interview.