Grassward Dairy

Contact information
Farm Address:
37516 Marys River Road
Blodgett, Oregon, 97326

Primary Contact: Aimee
Primary Phone:
    Type:
Home
    Number: 541.456.4243
    Email: grassward.dairy@gmail.com

Website: https://instagram.com/grassward.dairy

Internship information
General Farm Description: Grassward Dairy provides delicious, high-quality, farmstead milk, cream and yogurt, produced with the highest standards for the animals, land and craft. We work with Old World breed cows raised in a management intensive grazing system on 50 acres in the Coast Range west of Corvallis, east of Newport. We operate without reliance on hormones, antibiotics, confinement, or excessive grain – all of which are standard in modern dairies.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: March 1, 2021
Internship Ends: TBD
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: ASAP
Minimum Length of Stay: 6 months

Internship Details:

Interns participate in all aspects of farmstead dairy production, including care for the land, animals, feed and milk. In spring we’re busy with rotational grazing, fencing and forage crop gardening; in summer we’re making hay and irrigating pastures and garden. Daily chores include care for 4 groups of animals: bottle-fed calves, weaned calves, yearling heifers/steers/dry cows and lactating cows.
Our ideal intern is detail-oriented (notices the little things with all 5 senses), thorough (completes a task 100%), organized (contributes to the flow of a well-oiled machine), communicates clearly (gets their own needs met, as well our animals’ needs), and strong (we move a lot of hay and manure).
We want to train a person to do the morning milking one day a week.


Educational Opportunities: Farmstead dairying is a system-based farming practice and includes knowledge and practice in many areas: equipment maintenance and repair; planning in land use and milk production; fertility use, application and storage; animal nutrition and care; food safety; and more. We are part of a vibrant farm community and can arrange visits with other farms of various styles.

Skills Desired: Above all, communication skills where a person can assert their needs and desires to ensure reaching personal goals of experiential education. Additionally, willingness to be attentive to detail.

Meals: Yes

Stipend: A monthly stipend (TBD) in addition to housing, high-quality farm-produced food and education.

Housing: Yes

Preferred method of Contact: email at first, then phone