Contact informationFarm Address:
PO Box 963
1401 CR 43ZN
Norwood , Colorado ,
Primary Contact: Barclay Daranyi
Secondary Contact: Tony Daranyi
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: "Indian Ridge Farm & Bakery, located at 7,000 feet in elevation, is a 100-acre diversified farm operation that includes grass-fed pastured poultry, layer hens, hogs, turkeys, beef cattle, dairy goats, horses, vegetable garden, greenhouses, a bakery, and hay pasture. <br><br> The farm is situated outside Norwood, Co., on a mesa-top in the beautiful San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado, near Telluride. The Canyonlands of Utah are only 1.5 hours away! <br><br> The farm markets its products via direct sales to customers in Norwood, Telluride and the surrounding region, and through farmer's markets. "
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 4/1/2019
Internship Ends: 19-Nov
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: 1/1/2019
Minimum Length of Stay: 6 months
“Indian Ridge Farm raises 3,000 pastured chickens, 150 turkeys and has a flock of more than 300 layer hens. The farm also has its own poultry processing plant.<br><br>
Daily responsibilities include brooder care; pasture management, including rotational grazing of livestock; feeding and watering livestock; collecting, cleaning, sorting and boxing eggs; composting; weekly butchering of poultry; maintaining material and equipment; recordkeeping; computer skills.<br><br>
Compensation includes room and board and a stipend.<br><br>
Indian Ridge Farm is a proud participant in the Quivira Coalition's New Agrarian Program. Please go to Quivira Coalition's website (http://www.quiviracoalition.org/apprenticeships) for more information and apply online at quiviracoalition.org/newagrarian/apply. We are both dedicated to regenerative growing practices and building resilience.
Educational Opportunities: "Not limited to: high-altitude pastured poultry; rotational grazing; layer hen management; egg collection and packaging; brooder management; managing, solar-powered electric fencing; composting; hen management, caring and milking of goats; care of pastured pigs; processing of poultry and turkeys; some gardening, from seed selection, rotational planning, preparing of beds, propagating plants, caring for plants, irrigating; farmers market setup and sales; customer contact and marketing"
Skills Desired: "Farming is a challenging pursuit. The successful candidates must be able to work hard, enjoy physical labor and be accustomed to early mornings. Previous experience with gardening and/or livestock a plus. We look for candidates who can take responsibility and be accountable for their actions. Following through and completing tasks essential. Clear-headedness and common sense are important."
Meals: Compensation includes room and board.
Stipend: "$125/week, plus room and board. Food provided to interns includes organic produce from the garden, poultry, eggs and goat milk. Please go to our website for further information about the farm and internship: www.indianridgefarm.org"
Preferred method of Contact: Email.