Intern needed at Farm Cattle Ranch in Minnesota

Thousand Hills Farm

Email

[email protected]

Phone

please email

State

Clearwater, MN

Job Type

Seasonal

Salary

$1,500/mo + Housing

   

Description :

Position Term: April/May 2019-November 2019
Salary: $1,500/month + Housing on site on the farm, utilities included
Hours: 50-60 hours per week
Location: Clearwater, MN

Job Description:
Thousand Hills Farm is looking for an intern who has experience and is interested in regenerative agriculture. At Thousand Hills Farm we are an American Grassfed Association (AGA) Certified 100% Grass-fed operation with 100 cow/calf pairs and 100 finished animals/year for the Thousand Hills Lifetime Grazed brand. Thousand Hills Farm is a multi-species grazing operation that includes hogs and laying hens. We aim to build soil, increase water holding capacity, increase amount of forage growth, and increase biodiversity using livestock.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
The intern will mainly work at Thousand Hills Farm helping to implement our regenerative grazing practices. This will include day-to-day activities such as building temporary and permanent fence, cattle moves, recording cattle moves on PastureMap, sorting, tagging, branding, keeping the holistic grazing plan up to date with all moves, checking on health and well being of animals, water set up, mineral tubs are full and helping with moving of the other livestock species. There will also be bigger farm projects such as helping to build/repair sheds and/or modify corrals. Operating haying equipment, hauling cattle, moving hay, etc are also necessary. (75% of time)

Intern will also be a part of expanding the regenerative grazing program at Thousand Hills Farm. This could be the implementation of new species or new techniques for grazing the cattle or other ideas created by the intern. (15% of time)

Lastly, the intern will also take part in the Ecological Outcome Verification (part of Savory Institute’s Land to Market program) on Thousand Hills Farm and at other local farms in MN and WI that are a part of Thousand Hills Lifetime Grazed Producer Group. The intern will accompany other Thousand Hills employees on these visits and help with data collection. (10% of time)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
• Previous farm experience, preferably from grass-based operations
• Capable of operating equipment including pickups, pulling cattle trailers and tractors for haying and cattle feeding
• Comfortable around all species of livestock
• Know how to take soil samples and do data collection is preferred
• Experience with creating grazing plans, implementing and tracking
• Must have a strong work ethic and ability to work independently
• Able to lift at least 50 lbs
• Valid Drivers License with clean driving record

Other Details:
1.) This position could turn into a full-time position based on performance
2.) Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 1st, 2019

Please send a copy of your resume and Letter of Interest to [email protected] and your application will be reviewed.