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Planet Goat
1470 W Hwy 199
Rush Valley, UT 84069

Contact: Lauren Ruddell

Phone: 801-915-5723

Email: goatlady80@gmail.com

Website: http://www.planet-goat.com

Last Updated: 01-08-2015

General Description: At our 25 acre northern Utah farm we are all about goats. We specialize in raising and training pack goats, making cheese and other dairy products. We also humanely raise pigs, and heritage breeds of chickens and turkeys. With our string of 9 pack goats, we lead educational and relaxing adventures in the nearby wilderness of the Utah Basin and Range. 4 Nubian does provide plenty of milk. We have small farm store in our historic barn where we host classes and activities in summer and fall. Our store features farmstead Cajeta, and grass-finished, free range meats among other delights. Youth and family farm camps are also available during our open months. Private riding lessons are available on a reservation basis.

Internship Starts: May 1st
Internship Ends: October 31st
Number of Interns: 1
App Deadline: March 15th
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 months

Meals: Three meals a day

Skills Desired: Some carpentry Some gardening Some animal related experience (non-dog or cat) Ability to lift 50 lbs. easily

Educational Opportunities: Horsemanship Goat Husbandry Goat packing Swine management range management-permaculture

Stipend: Based upon qualifications

Housing: Private bedroom/semi-private bath (hosts need to use that shower occasionally)

Preferred method Of Contact: email

Internship Details: We are looking for highly motivated individuals ready to assume varying responsibilities of the farm. These responsibilities will be based on the individual’s interests and abilities. Our areas of need include milking and shepherding the goats, store front management (which includes preparation of added value products), gardening (which includes work in our high tunnel and gardens) and our farmer’s market attendance. Although the work can be very hard, we do not ask more of our interns than we do of ourselves. Mornings are hectic 7 days per week (although you would only be expected to work 5 days, 7 hours/day). Afternoons around 3:00, we all slow down to enjoy the scenery, a brew, or a horse back ride. Our horses are at the disposal of our helpers, as a bonus. Meals are included. You will receive 10% of the profits derived from all our efforts. A stipend may be available, depending on the skills you bring to the farm. Typical work activities • Planning activities for short term trainee/volunteer staff, mentoring and monitoring them; • Making sure that products are ready for deadlines, such as auctions, markets, events; • Supervise and assist in all crop and livestock field work involving volunteers such as; • Responsible for daily inspection of all garden plots; • Maintain health and safety standards across the farm estate; • Care of poultry, goats, pigs, and other animals as needed daily • Milking goats as needed • Maintenance of equipment, fencing, housing, grounds (clean, attractive, and safe condition), and facilities; • Manage farm horses; • Assist with riding lessons; • Maintain farm store inventory; • Assist with planning and/or execution of on-farm events.


 

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