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Company Name Helios Farms (view profile)
Location Yoncalla, Oregon
Date Posted December 18, 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? Diverse (Animals/Plants)
Which Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Compensation Stipend of $100 per month for incidentals.
Application Parameters Must be Single
Housing Available Yes
Housing Location On Farm
Meals Provided Yes
Location Specifics Our farm is 160 remote acres of steep hilly pastures set in a forest of Oregon. Everywhere you go is downhill, until it's not.
Application Process When you respond to this ad, we will send you a questionnaire to fill out. Once we receive your answers, review them, and approve, we will interview you on the phone, and arrange a two-day on-farm check out.
Food Provided -Prepare your own breakfast and lunch. Evening meals Monday-Friday provided communally with the Helios Farms team. -Most food consumed here is raised on the farm. We only allow organic food to be brought onto the farm. No processed, fast, or other industrial or junk food.
Expectations Expectations: like any experience, you will get out of it what you put into it. We have attainable benchmarks, but they require effort and sweat. Physically, you will be in better shape than you ever thought possible. Emotionally, you will know what you did today, why it was important, and feel great about it.
Positions Available 4
Education Potential Some things you will learn: -How to produce Single-Moo Milk for our farm share owners. -How to care for and handle dairy cows. -Chemical and pharmaceutical-free approaches to animal care. -Electric paddock building and moving cows, chickens, and hogs. -Basics of farm electrical and water systems. -Operating farm equipment. We have large building projects happening this winter (a new dairy facility and butchery), as well as hog and chicken housing. There will be plenty of opportunities to participate and learn with these building projects going on here. Helios Farms invests heavily in the physical, emotional, and mental needs of this opportunity; it’s the most education for the money you’ll ever receive.
Tag Words Butchering On Farm, Cattle, Chicken, Child-friendly, Composting, Cooking, Cow Dairy, Direct Market, Draft Power Animals, Eggs, Farm Tours, Forestry, Fruit, Further Processing, Grass, Hatchery, Horses, Livestock, Multi-species, Non-GMO, Orchard, Organic, Pastured, Permaculture, Poultry, Swine, Tourists (On Farm Events), Turkey, Woodworking
Start Date 2018/01/01
Position Description Our program and expectations are similar to the internship program of Polyface Farms, which we credit for inspiring the list below: -Bright eyed, bushy-tailed, self-starter, eager-beaver, situationally aware, go-get-‘em, teachable, positive, non-complaining, grateful, rejoicing, get’er done, dependable, faithful, perseverant, take-responsibility, clean-cut boy-girl appearance characters. We are very, very, very discriminatory. -Must be at least 18 years of age at start of internship. -Requires a 2 day checkout prior to acceptance. -Required time for winter internship is Jan 15-April 30. Later start possible. Spring, Summer, and Fall internships are available as well. -Work 5 days per week, off two days except every third week, which is a 7-day week. -Room and most board provided and you can eat, within reason, from the Helios Farms larder. -Accommodations include a full kitchen, bath, and private or bunk-style sleeping quarters. -Wireless internet is reserved for business during business hours.
Work Schedule Work 5 days per week, off two days except every third week, which is a 7-day week.
Description Helios Farms' is a farm-to-table business. Our farm centerpiece is a raw-milk dairy. We also produce eggs, pork, chicken, and beef. Our farm is a "livestock shares" farm, so all the people that get food from our farm own shares in our livestock. We deliver milk and eggs to our farm share owners through residential, farm stand, and co-op drop points from Roseburg, Oregon to Portland, Oregon. Meats are harvested on the farm in our on-farm butchery. Farm share owners come to the farm for a farm stay, and we harvest their hogs, chickens, or beef while they're here. Hams and bacon are cured here and smoked in our smokehouse. Other than fuel and oils used in farm machinery, the only chemicals used on the farm are ascorbic acid (vitamin C), citric acid, and baking soda. We feed organic and non-gmo feeds. We feed no soy to animals, but use excess raw milk to lactoferment grains and supplement feed for chickens and hogs.

Description

Type of farm?

Diverse (Animals/Plants)

Which Meals

Breakfast

Compensation

Stipend of $100 per month for incidentals.

Application Parameters

Must be Single

Housing Available

Yes

Housing Location

On Farm

Meals Provided

Yes

Location Specifics

Our farm is 160 remote acres of steep hilly pastures set in a forest of Oregon. Everywhere you go is downhill, until it's not.

Application Process

When you respond to this ad, we will send you a questionnaire to fill out. Once we receive your answers, review them, and approve, we will interview you on the phone, and arrange a two-day on-farm check out.

Food Provided

-Prepare your own breakfast and lunch. Evening meals Monday-Friday provided communally with the Helios Farms team.
-Most food consumed here is raised on the farm. We only allow organic food to be brought onto the farm. No processed, fast, or other industrial or junk food.

Expectations

Expectations: like any experience, you will get out of it what you put into it. We have attainable benchmarks, but they require effort and sweat. Physically, you will be in better shape than you ever thought possible. Emotionally, you will know what you did today, why it was important, and feel great about it.

Positions Available

4

Education Potential

Some things you will learn:
-How to produce Single-Moo Milk for our farm share owners.
-How to care for and handle dairy cows.
-Chemical and pharmaceutical-free approaches to animal care.
-Electric paddock building and moving cows, chickens, and hogs.
-Basics of farm electrical and water systems.
-Operating farm equipment.

We have large building projects happening this winter (a new dairy facility and butchery), as well as hog and chicken housing. There will be plenty of opportunities to participate and learn with these building projects going on here.

Helios Farms invests heavily in the physical, emotional, and mental needs of this opportunity; it’s the most education for the money you’ll ever receive.

Tag Words

Butchering On Farm

Start Date

2018/01/01

Position Description

Our program and expectations are similar to the internship program of Polyface Farms, which we credit for inspiring the list below:
-Bright eyed, bushy-tailed, self-starter, eager-beaver, situationally aware, go-get-‘em, teachable, positive, non-complaining, grateful, rejoicing, get’er done, dependable, faithful, perseverant, take-responsibility, clean-cut boy-girl appearance characters. We are very, very, very discriminatory.
-Must be at least 18 years of age at start of internship.
-Requires a 2 day checkout prior to acceptance.
-Required time for winter internship is Jan 15-April 30. Later start possible. Spring, Summer, and Fall internships are available as well.
-Work 5 days per week, off two days except every third week, which is a 7-day week.
-Room and most board provided and you can eat, within reason, from the Helios Farms larder.
-Accommodations include a full kitchen, bath, and private or bunk-style sleeping quarters.
-Wireless internet is reserved for business during business hours.

Work Schedule

Work 5 days per week, off two days except every third week, which is a 7-day week.

Description

Helios Farms' is a farm-to-table business. Our farm centerpiece is a raw-milk dairy. We also produce eggs, pork, chicken, and beef. Our farm is a "livestock shares" farm, so all the people that get food from our farm own shares in our livestock. We deliver milk and eggs to our farm share owners through residential, farm stand, and co-op drop points from Roseburg, Oregon to Portland, Oregon.

Meats are harvested on the farm in our on-farm butchery. Farm share owners come to the farm for a farm stay, and we harvest their hogs, chickens, or beef while they're here. Hams and bacon are cured here and smoked in our smokehouse.

Other than fuel and oils used in farm machinery, the only chemicals used on the farm are ascorbic acid (vitamin C), citric acid, and baking soda. We feed organic and non-gmo feeds. We feed no soy to animals, but use excess raw milk to lactoferment grains and supplement feed for chickens and hogs.
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