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Central VA Raw Dairy and Grassfed Meat Farm Offering Internship

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Company Name Avery's Branch Farms (view profile)
Location Amelia, Virginia
Date Posted February 15, 2017
Category A Farm/Business Posting A Job
Job Type Intern: 4 months or less time commitment. Farmer will teach part of the farming trade.
Type of farm? Livestock (All Animals)
Compensation $50 a week
Housing Available Yes
Housing Location On Farm
Meals Provided No
Location Specifics We are located in Amelia county, about 25 miles southwest of Richmond, VA. Our farm offers grass fed meats and raw dairy to Richmond, Charlottesville, Williamsburg, Newport News, and sites throughout Northern Virginia, including Alexandria, Fairfax, Herndon, Merrifield, Spotslyvania, Springfield, and Woodbridge. Our closest airport is Richmond International (RIC) which is about 50 minutes from the farm.
Application Process Contact us at info@averysbranchfarms.com and we will send you an application. Once completed, please contact us as we do not receive an auto-notification when an application has been completed.
Food Provided Interns will have limited access to staff freezer along with access to surplus milk and eggs.
Expectations Exemplary character and integrity mandatory. References researched thoroughly. Must be at least 18.
Positions Available 2
Education Potential Here is an overview with some of the farm opportunities: milking cows twice daily moving cows to new pasture feeding chickens moving chickens to new pasture feeding pigs feeding calves help with vet duties help with on-farm school field trips loading delivery truck with milk and farm products making butter and/or yogurt grounds maintenance help process chickens gather eggs, wash, and carton clean calf stalls help with periodic freezer inventory help with garden help with fencing help put up hay
Tag Words Butchering On Farm, Cattle, Chicken, Composting, Cooking, Cow Dairy, Direct Market, Dogs, Eggs, Farm Tours, Grass, Holistic, Livestock, Multi-species, Non-GMO, Pastured, Poultry, Swine, Tourists (On Farm Events), Turkey, Vegetable
Start Date 2017/05/01
Position Description Intern will have the opportunity to work closely in an all natural farm setting, learning the skills required to successfully manage and operate a 150 acre sustainable farm. Exemplary character and integrity mandatory. References researched thoroughly. Must be at least 18. Intern will assist in milking cows, delivering milk, making dairy products, pasture management and rotational grazing, poultry care including butchering, construction, veterinary practices, on-farm school field trips, gardening and various assorted farm responsibilities. Stipend of $200 per month for incidentals plus housing on farm. Interns may eat, within reason, from the Avery's Branch staff freezer. No experience required but a willingness to work hard with a good attitude a must.
Work Schedule 8-10 hours/day, 6 days/week
End Date 2017/08/31
Description We are a multi-generational farm offering pastured eggs, grass fed poultry and beef, woodland raised pork, and raw cow's milk through our cowboarding program that delivers approximately 500 gallons of milk each week to shareholders in the surrounding areas. Our internship program is designed to train individuals in all aspects of sustainable farming and is especially suited for those individuals who desire to begin a farm themselves. We have trained over 25 interns since our farm began 9 years ago and we enjoy continued relationships with many of our former interns. The goal for our internship program is to help individuals gain proficiency in all aspects of sustainable farming, completing the internship with the skills and knowledge necessary to operate farm enterprises of their own, should they choose to do so. (Our intern program runs year round and accepts applications for all seasons although only one time frame can be listed at Eager Farmer at a time.)

Description

Type of farm?

Livestock (All Animals)

Compensation

$50 a week

Housing Available

Yes

Housing Location

On Farm

Meals Provided

No

Location Specifics

We are located in Amelia county, about 25 miles southwest of Richmond, VA. Our farm offers grass fed meats and raw dairy to Richmond, Charlottesville, Williamsburg, Newport News, and sites throughout Northern Virginia, including Alexandria, Fairfax, Herndon, Merrifield, Spotslyvania, Springfield, and Woodbridge. Our closest airport is Richmond International (RIC) which is about 50 minutes from the farm.

Application Process

Contact us at info@averysbranchfarms.com and we will send you an application. Once completed, please contact us as we do not receive an auto-notification when an application has been completed.

Food Provided

Interns will have limited access to staff freezer along with access to surplus milk and eggs.

Expectations

Exemplary character and integrity mandatory. References researched thoroughly. Must be at least 18.

Positions Available

2

Education Potential

Here is an overview with some of the farm opportunities:

milking cows twice daily
moving cows to new pasture
feeding chickens
moving chickens to new pasture
feeding pigs
feeding calves
help with vet duties
help with on-farm school field trips
loading delivery truck with milk and farm products
making butter and/or yogurt
grounds maintenance
help process chickens
gather eggs, wash, and carton
clean calf stalls
help with periodic freezer inventory
help with garden
help with fencing
help put up hay

Tag Words

Butchering On Farm

Start Date

2017/05/01

Position Description

Intern will have the opportunity to work closely in an all natural farm setting, learning the skills required to successfully manage and operate a 150 acre sustainable farm.
Exemplary character and integrity mandatory. References researched thoroughly. Must be at least 18.
Intern will assist in milking cows, delivering milk, making dairy products, pasture management and rotational grazing, poultry care including butchering, construction, veterinary practices, on-farm school field trips, gardening and various assorted farm responsibilities.
Stipend of $200 per month for incidentals plus housing on farm. Interns may eat, within reason, from the Avery's Branch staff freezer.
No experience required but a willingness to work hard with a good attitude a must.

Work Schedule

8-10 hours/day, 6 days/week

End Date

2017/08/31

Description

We are a multi-generational farm offering pastured eggs, grass fed poultry and beef, woodland raised pork, and raw cow's milk through our cowboarding program that delivers approximately 500 gallons of milk each week to shareholders in the surrounding areas. Our internship program is designed to train individuals in all aspects of sustainable farming and is especially suited for those individuals who desire to begin a farm themselves. We have trained over 25 interns since our farm began 9 years ago and we enjoy continued relationships with many of our former interns. The goal for our internship program is to help individuals gain proficiency in all aspects of sustainable farming, completing the internship with the skills and knowledge necessary to operate farm enterprises of their own, should they choose to do so. (Our intern program runs year round and accepts applications for all seasons although only one time frame can be listed at Eager Farmer at a time.)
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