Erba Verde- Pastured Livestock
Last Updated On: noviembre 1st, 2023 at 01:08PM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
1320 Porterville Road
East Aurora, New York, 14052
Primary Contact: Bryan Strzelec
Secondary Contact: Mary Snyder
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: We are a small farm in Western New York with a focus on grass-fed and pasture-raised dairy and meat products. We aim to farm sustainably and maximize the land, with an emphasis on product quality and animal well-fare using rotational grazing. Our 100% grass-fed dairy cows provide raw milk to herd share owners. We raise chickens for meat on pasture in moveable hoop houses from May-October and process them ourselves. Our pasture-raised pork is fed whey and grain. We work closely with other farms to build up the farming community and support each other. Erba Verde Farms has its own chicken processing facility where we process our own products as well as other farmers' products. We recently purchased a beef herd and are raising 100% grass-fed beef.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: January 1 or April 1
Internship Ends: December 31 or October 31
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: Ongoing
Minimum Length of Stay: 7 months
The successful candidate will learn the daily operations of managing livestock, pastures, product delivery, and farming business and economics.
This includes milking cows, rotating animals on pasture, feeding pigs and chickens, tractor operation, fence building and maintenance, processing chickens, truck and trailer operation for animal transport, and business management.
Qualities sought in an intern:
Able to manage time and tasks
Self-starter; desire to learn and take initiative
Willing to take direction
Open to constructive feedback
Critical thinking skills
Desire to learn
Ability to work long days in a variety of conditions
An interest in farming as a career
Physically fit with the ability to lift at least 50 lbs
November-April is part-time as is a bit quieter and there may not be as many hours/tasks available. The intern would have time for another job. From April 1-October 31, the position is full-time.
Educational Opportunities: Animal health and well-fare, tractor operation, pasture management, processing, farm business economics, marketing
Skills Desired: Preferably prior farming experience but willing to train
Meals: We do not provide meals however there is a full kitchen in the loft. The intern will have access to available meat, milk, and yogurt. We will have a family dinner once a week.
Stipend: Yes, financial compensation is dependent on housing requirements and experience. Meat, milk, yogurt, and eggs
Housing: Yes: We have a loft apartment above the barn. It is a great space that has been used previously as an Air BNB. The intern will be expected to live on-site.
Preferred method of Contact: Phone or Email