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Company Name Stoney Creek Farm (view profile)
Location Horse Cave, Kentucky
Date Posted May 31, 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? Diverse (Animals/Plants)
Which Meals Dinner
Compensation $100 monthly stipend
Application Parameters Male, Female
Housing Available Yes
Housing Location On Farm
Meals Provided Yes
Location Specifics We are located is south central Kentucky. We sell direct from our farm and at two weekly farmers markets in Glasgow and Bowling Green.
Application Process Application is on our website: StoneyCreekFarmMeats.com or Contact us at StoneyCreekFarmMeats@gmail.com and we will send you an application. Submit your application to StoneyCreekFarmMeats@gmail.com.
Food Provided Room and board are provided. Evening meals Monday - Friday provided with our family. You may prepare other meals, including daily breakfast and lunch, with food from our personal freezer, within reason. Accommodations are a 28’ camper which includes a full kitchen, bath and bedroom.
Expectations Exemplary character and integrity mandatory. References researched thoroughly. Must be at least 18 years old.
Positions Available 1
Education Potential Chores are done 7 days per week. Farm markets are held on Saturdays, and you’ll be needed to assist. On Sundays, we attend a Bible Church in Glasgow, and you are welcome to join us if you choose. Only essential chores are done on these days. Educational potential Daily chores: Egg laying flock (about 250) - water, feed, egg collection, cleaning, packaging and storage of eggs Pastured pigs (about 15) - feed Beef cows & calves (about 75) - moving daily with temporary fence Dairy cows (about 10) - moving daily with temporary fence, milking fresh cows twice/day and others once/day, filling jars w/ fresh milk for our herd share owners, cleaning milking equipment. Dairy calves - bottle feeding Other projects/learning opportunities: Building/construction projects Fencing - demo old, install new, maintenance Making biodiesel Auto/equipment - maintenance & repair Alternative fertilizer practices Working beef herd - deworming, sorting, castrating, tagging, etc. Hay production - cutting, raking, rolling, storing Grounds upkeep Barn maintenance/repair Solar power Weekly farmers markets - set-up, sales, customer interaction Beekeeping w/ nearby farm Cheese making, rendering lard, cooking, making yogurt and sour cream etc. Possible learning opportunities with vegetable producers on another farm
Tag Words Cattle, Chicken, Cooking, Cow Dairy, Direct Market, Dogs, Eggs, Farm Tours, Grass, Holistic, Livestock, Multi-species, Pastured, Poultry, Swine, Tourists (On Farm Events), Woodworking
Start Date 2017/07/01
Position Description We are looking for someone who is interested in a farmer-in-training internship program. The program offers the opportunity to work alongside our family and learn first-hand the skills we use to manage a sustainable farm. A 2 - 4 month internship is preferred, following a 2 week trial period. Being comfortable working around large animals is essential.
Work Schedule 8-10/ 6 days/wk
End Date 2017/10/31
Description Our 175 acre farm is located in south central Kentucky where beef, pork, and egg layers are naturally pasture-raised to supply meats and eggs for local markets including two weekly farmers markets. A small, grass-based Jersey cow herd supports a herd-share program which supplies raw milk for over 50 families weekly. Our soil management strategies incorporate alternative fertilization methods including the use of microbes to enrich our soils. Used cooking oil is converted into biodiesel on the farm to provide the majority of fuel needs for our farm equipment. And we have a self-designed solar array that provides most of our farm’s electrical needs with future plans to meet our home’s electrical needs as well.

Description

Type of farm?

Diverse (Animals/Plants)

Which Meals

Dinner

Compensation

$100 monthly stipend

Application Parameters

Male

Housing Available

Yes

Housing Location

On Farm

Meals Provided

Yes

Location Specifics

We are located is south central Kentucky. We sell direct from our farm and at two weekly farmers markets in Glasgow and Bowling Green.

Application Process

Application is on our website: StoneyCreekFarmMeats.com or
Contact us at StoneyCreekFarmMeats@gmail.com and we will send you an application. Submit your application to StoneyCreekFarmMeats@gmail.com.

Food Provided

Room and board are provided. Evening meals Monday - Friday provided with our family. You may prepare other meals, including daily breakfast and lunch, with food from our personal freezer, within reason. Accommodations are a 28’ camper which includes a full kitchen, bath and bedroom.

Expectations

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

Positions Available

1

Education Potential

Chores are done 7 days per week. Farm markets are held on Saturdays, and you’ll be needed to assist. On Sundays, we attend a Bible Church in Glasgow, and you are welcome to join us if you choose. Only essential chores are done on these days.

Educational potential
Daily chores:
Egg laying flock (about 250) - water, feed, egg collection, cleaning, packaging and
storage of eggs
Pastured pigs (about 15) - feed
Beef cows & calves (about 75) - moving daily with temporary fence
Dairy cows (about 10) - moving daily with temporary fence, milking fresh cows twice/day and others once/day, filling jars w/ fresh milk for our herd share owners, cleaning milking equipment.
Dairy calves - bottle feeding

Other projects/learning opportunities:
Building/construction projects
Fencing - demo old, install new, maintenance
Making biodiesel
Auto/equipment - maintenance & repair
Alternative fertilizer practices
Working beef herd - deworming, sorting, castrating, tagging, etc.
Hay production - cutting, raking, rolling, storing
Grounds upkeep
Barn maintenance/repair
Solar power
Weekly farmers markets - set-up, sales, customer interaction
Beekeeping w/ nearby farm
Cheese making, rendering lard, cooking, making yogurt and sour cream etc.
Possible learning opportunities with vegetable producers on another farm

Tag Words

Cattle

Start Date

2017/07/01

Position Description

We are looking for someone who is interested in a farmer-in-training internship program. The program offers the opportunity to work alongside our family and learn first-hand the skills we use to manage a sustainable farm. A 2 - 4 month internship is preferred, following a 2 week trial period. Being comfortable working around large animals is essential.

Work Schedule

8-10/ 6 days/wk

End Date

2017/10/31

Description

Our 175 acre farm is located in south central Kentucky where beef, pork, and egg layers are naturally pasture-raised to supply meats and eggs for local markets including two weekly farmers markets. A small, grass-based Jersey cow herd supports a herd-share program which supplies raw milk for over 50 families weekly. Our soil management strategies incorporate alternative fertilization methods including the use of microbes to enrich our soils. Used cooking oil is converted into biodiesel on the farm to provide the majority of fuel needs for our farm equipment. And we have a self-designed solar array that provides most of our farm’s electrical needs with future plans to meet our home’s electrical needs as well.
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