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Regenerative Farm Internship

Dooley Creek Farm

Carbondale, Colorado

Deadline Apr 01, 2022
Job Type Internship

Dooley Creek Farm is a diverse 100 acre regenerative family farm located in the Crystal River Valley near Carbondale, CO. Our focus is soil-building through managed grazing and composting. We offer direct-to-consumer premium quality beef, chicken, pork, eggs.

We are seeking an individual who is interested in regenerative agriculture to intern with us this season.

Timeline: Flexible but ideally would begin in April or May in order to see the beginning of production.  3-12 months in duration.

Housing: Rustic on-site housing possible or full trailer/camper hook-up available

Compensation:  Monthly stipend plus some meals and meat/veggies from the farm. Possibility for intern to start their own farm-related enterprise on the premises if right candidate and/or transition to full-time position.

Schedule: Flexible. Typically would be 40 hrs/week with two days off.  There may be 14 hour days if a project requires it and there may be short, easy days. There is a lot of recreation opportunity in this area and we would want you to be able to explore and have some fun on your days off.  

Expectations and Learning Opportunities: 

Intern will be expected to participate in daily operations including: building electric fence paddocks and moving cattle herd to a new paddock daily and ensuring they have access to minerals and water; feeding/watering/moving broiler chickens daily; tending to brooders; feeding/watering/moving laying hens daily; building pig paddocks and moving pigs as needed and ensuring they have feed and water at all times; irrigating. Intern will be expected to operate a tractor and skid steer on a regular basis (previous experience preferred but willing to train).

Intern will also participate in other periodic farm activities and special projects which may include: developing a larger market-style garden, planting fruit trees, repairing fences, chicken processing, designing a new manger system, implementing a free-choice mineral program, constructing chicken shelters, tending to and processing Thanksgiving turkeys, marketing/planning sessions, developing silvopasture, selling goods at farmer’s markets, delivering goods to customers and vendors, completing a poultry processing facility, haying, managing/monitoring operations on leased properties, etc.

Apart from learning the nuts and bolts of small-scale regenerative beef, pork and poultry production, you will be exposed to all aspects of running a farm from a business perspective. We may set you loose brainstorming a new system or project.  Our goal is to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to successfully achieve your own agricultural goals and dreams.

Requirements:

Must be healthy and able to do manual labor on a daily basis in a variety of adverse conditions and weather. Some previous agricultural/farming experience preferred. Must be willing to be involved in all stages of production, including humane slaughtering and processing of animals.  Must be committed, hard-working, a team player, eager to learn, dependable and respectful.

HOW TO APPLY

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to dooleycreekfarm@gmail.com 

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Farming in the Rocky Mountains. Uploaded by Dooley Creek Farm
Farming in the Rocky Mountains. Uploaded by Dooley Creek Farm