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Company Name Birdstone Farm (view profile)
Location Marshall, AR
Date Posted September 23, 2017
Category A Farm/Business Posting A Job
Job Type Apprentice: More than 4 month time commitment. Farmer will teach the farming trade.
Type of farm? Livestock (All Animals)
Compensation For housing
Application Parameters Families Welcome, Male, Female
Housing Available Yes
Housing Location On Farm
Meals Provided No
Location Specifics Searcy County, Arkansas, 10 miles from Marshall and 15 miles from the Buffalo National River
Application Process Questions and/or clarifications welcome. To apply, send a letter of inquiry and a resume with three references to sentellcj@gmail.com.
Expectations The most basic expectation is to care for the cattle herd on a daily basis and report any issues or concerns.
Tag Words Cattle, Chicken, Child-friendly, Direct Market, Ducks, Eggs, Goats, Grass, Livestock, Multi-species, Non-GMO, Organic, Pastured, Permaculture, Roses, Sheep, Swine, Tourists (On Farm Events), Turkey
Goals/Vision for Farm Right now the cattle herd is extensively grazed across the entire farm. We have experience with intensive grazing and would like to move to this model on this farm in the future.
Work Schedule 2 hours/day
Description Do you want to farm but don’t have land? Do you want to learn how to farm before buying land of your own? Or would you just like a place to live while you write or think? Well, this opportunity may be for you! Birdstone Farm is a grass-fed cow-calf operation in Searcy County, just 10 miles from Marshall and 15 miles from the Buffalo River. We are looking for a farm apprentice/manager to live on the farm rent-free in exchange for the daily care of our cattle herd (currently 25 cows, 19 calves, 1 bull), which normally takes less than an hour once or twice a day. Beyond that, farm or do whatever else you'd like! We have a one-bedroom, one-bath guest house; utilities are negotiable. Long-term tenure and/or equity possible. Interest in and/or knowledge of rotational grazing and sustainable agricultural practices strongly preferred. The right candidate will have access to and use of the 110 acre property, a tractor, a utility vehicle, and tools to farm on your own; the property is fully fenced, has two wells, three ponds, and two barns. We have raised all kinds of livestock, including chickens (broilers and layers), ducks, turkeys, sheep, goats, hogs and cattle, and are willing to help new/beginning farmers learn the techniques of husbandry associated with each. In addition to having good relationships with several other local farms where paid work is possible, we can also help direct market any food you raise. While we do welcome new and/or beginning farmers, we do ask that you be serious about learning and living in a rural environment.

Description

Type of farm?

Livestock (All Animals)

Compensation

For housing

Application Parameters

Families Welcome

Housing Available

Yes

Housing Location

On Farm

Meals Provided

No

Location Specifics

Searcy County, Arkansas, 10 miles from Marshall and 15 miles from the Buffalo National River

Application Process

Questions and/or clarifications welcome. To apply, send a letter of inquiry and a resume with three references to sentellcj@gmail.com.

Expectations

The most basic expectation is to care for the cattle herd on a daily basis and report any issues or concerns.

Tag Words

Cattle

Goals/Vision for Farm

Right now the cattle herd is extensively grazed across the entire farm. We have experience with intensive grazing and would like to move to this model on this farm in the future.

Work Schedule

2 hours/day

Description

Do you want to farm but don’t have land? Do you want to learn how to farm before buying land of your own? Or would you just like a place to live while you write or think? Well, this opportunity may be for you! Birdstone Farm is a grass-fed cow-calf operation in Searcy County, just 10 miles from Marshall and 15 miles from the Buffalo River. We are looking for a farm apprentice/manager to live on the farm rent-free in exchange for the daily care of our cattle herd (currently 25 cows, 19 calves, 1 bull), which normally takes less than an hour once or twice a day. Beyond that, farm or do whatever else you'd like! We have a one-bedroom, one-bath guest house; utilities are negotiable. Long-term tenure and/or equity possible. Interest in and/or knowledge of rotational grazing and sustainable agricultural practices strongly preferred. The right candidate will have access to and use of the 110 acre property, a tractor, a utility vehicle, and tools to farm on your own; the property is fully fenced, has two wells, three ponds, and two barns. We have raised all kinds of livestock, including chickens (broilers and layers), ducks, turkeys, sheep, goats, hogs and cattle, and are willing to help new/beginning farmers learn the techniques of husbandry associated with each. In addition to having good relationships with several other local farms where paid work is possible, we can also help direct market any food you raise. While we do welcome new and/or beginning farmers, we do ask that you be serious about learning and living in a rural environment.
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