Erba Verde Farm – Pastured Livestock Intern

Contact information
Farm Address:
1320 Porterville Road
East Aurora, New York, 14052

Primary Contact: Bryan Strzelec
Secondary Contact: Mary Snyder

Primary Phone:
    Number: 585-365-3612

Secondary Phone

    Number: 716-289-3770


Internship information
General 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 pasturing. Our 100% grass-fed dairy cows provide raw milk to herd share owners. We raise chickens for meat on pasture in moveable hoop houses. 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. Our beef herd is small and growing, with an emphasis on 100% grass-fed beef.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: April 1
Internship Ends: November 1
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: Ongoing
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 months

Internship Details:

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:

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

Educational Opportunities: Animal health and well-fare, tractor operation, pasture management, processing, farm business economics

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, eggs, and yogurt.

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.

Preferred method of Contact: Phone or Email