Apprenticeships in Regenerative Ranching (Artisan Cheesemaking)

James Ranch

Email

[email protected]

Phone

505-820-2544

State

Durango, CO

Job Type

Seasonal

Salary

$700/month

   

Description :

Starting a career in regenerative agriculture? Want to develop technical skills in dairy management and cheesemaking?

The Quivira Coalition New Agrarian Program seeks applicants for its 8-month (March to Nov 2016) on-site apprenticeships at: James Ranch Artisan Cheese in Durango, CO

James Ranch Artisan Cheese manages a small herd of Jersey cows for the production of raw milk and small-batch cheeses in the beautiful Animas Valley near Durango, Colorado. Operated by Dan and Becca James, James Ranch Artisan Cheese is one of several family-run enterprises on the larger James Ranch. This dairy and cheesemaking apprenticeship offers professional training for aspiring agrarians committed to a life and career at the intersection of conservation, sustainable agriculture, and artisan foods. The apprenticeship includes hands-on experience with all aspects of dairy operation and cheese production, including low-stress animal handling, milking, cheese making, affinage, biological monitoring, marketing, financial planning, Holistic Management, and land stewardship.

Start Date: Approximately March 14, 2016 (Apprentices will attend an orientation at the end of the week of March 14 in the Santa Fe area, then will officially start at the ranch March 21.)

Application Deadline: December 1, 2015

Apply at: http://quiviracoalition.org/New_Agrarian_Program/The_James_Ranch_Artisan_Cheese/index.html

Positions includes a monthly stipend, housing, some food, and an education fund.