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Organic Grain and Grass Fed Meat Farm Needs Help!

Sam Harvey
Published
March 11, 2020
Location
Orlinda, TN
Type of farm?
Diverse (Animals/Plants)
Start Date
2020/03/16
Pay/Salary
$2000/ month plus on-farm housing
Positions Available
1
Tag Words
Cattle, Chicken, Child-friendly, Composting, Direct Market, Dogs, Eggs, Farm Tours, Grains, Grass, Holistic, Livestock, Multi-species, Non-GMO, Organic, Pastured, Poultry, Swine, Vegetable

Description

Description

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:

-Crop rotations
-Cover cropping
-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
-Rotational Grazing

For more information about Windy Acres Farm and its operations, please see the following:
http://windyacrestn.com/ and www.freerangefarmtn.com

Instagram @windyacresfarmtn

Location Specifics

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.

https://agrariantrust.org/news/multiple-job-opportunities-at-windy-acres-farm-tn/

Position Description

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)

Candidate Requirements:

– 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.

Application Process

How to Apply:

Please send a resume, references and a short cover letter to Sam Harvey, freerangefarmtn@gmail.com, showing why you are interested in and qualified for this position. We will then follow-up for a video interview.

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