High Hope Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
731 Milam Road
Cedar Bluff, Mississippi, 39741

Primary Contact: Johnny
Secondary Contact: Deb Wray

Primary Phone:
    Number: 662.295.2986
    Email: johnnywray17@gmail.com

Secondary Phone
    Number: 662.295.6986
    Email: deborrahwray@gmail.com

    Email: deborrahwray@gmail.com

Website: https://www.highhopefarm.com

Internship information
General Farm Description: High Hope Farm is located in the Mississippi “black prairie” country of western Clay County near the village of Cedar Bluff. Unabashed "dirt farmers" we utilize intensive rotational and adaptive grazing and other regenerative practices to improve their soils, grasses and animals without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, hormones and other chemical and artificial inputs. In addition to providing healthy and tasty meat to more than 100 customers, we also are committed to developing High Hope Farm as a place to offer hospitality to neighbors and strangers alike and becoming an example of how a small farm, contrary to some thinking, can provide a young farmer a good living and a great life.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: spring 2023, possibly earlier
Internship Ends: open ended
Number of Internship Available: one
Application Deadline: December 1, 2022 - we are currently not taking further applications.
Minimum Length of Stay: at least six months but we hope for a long term relationship of 2-3 years

Internship Details:

We are looking for a farm partner resident to work with us in our “naturally raised, gently tended” grass-fed beef and lamb farm. We offer a monthly stipend and food allowance, comfortable and adequate housing for a single person or couple along with plenty of healthy farm-grown meat, vegetables and fruits. There are also ample opportunities to earn extra income on one’s own initiative with bees, herbs, vegetables, mushrooms, chickens, other small ruminants, etc., and we are willing to provide some financial resources, as well as the use of our land and equipment, to help one get started. We are looking for a person who shares our farm values and vision, who would like to become part of an extended farm family and be open to a long-term farm partnership.

Educational Opportunities: Yes

Skills Desired: Some animal husbandry experience and/or mechanical skills are helpful. A strong work ethic, love of the outdoors, a commitment to sustainable and regenerative farm and environmental practices, and honesty and dependability are essential, as are problem solving and communication skills, ability to focus on the task at hand, and a willingness to learn new approaches to farming are key. A valid driver's license is imperative.

Meals: We will share meals on occasion and will provide food (meat and vegetables) from the farm and garden.

Stipend: Yes

Housing: Yes

Preferred method of Contact: email