Contact informationFarm Address:
7715 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, Colorado, 80303
Primary Contact: Daphne Kingsley
Secondary Contact: Cameron Genter
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Light Root Community Farm is a 65 acre highly diversified farm and dairy located in Boulder, CO. Our 15 cow 100% grass based dairy operates a reputable raw milk herd share program servicing a 200 member dairy CSA. The farm integrates a flock of 200+ pastured organic laying hens in to our grazing systems providing eggs for the CSA. The farm grows about 1 acre of mixed vegetable crops, utilizing draft horse power for all field tillage, cultivation, and hay production on the farm. All farming practices are rooted in Biodynamic, Organic and Regenerative farming methods that promote a whole healthy farm. LRCF values community outreach and works with local schools to offer farm education programs, field trips, and summer camps to support the social and education mission of the farm.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: as soon as we find the most qualified candidate
Internship Ends: year round position
Number of Internship Available: 1-2
Application Deadline: rolling until we find the right candidate
Minimum Length of Stay: 12 months
We are seeking an individual or couple for a full-time, year round, herdsperson/dairy assistant to join our small team. The ideal candidate has some dairy and grazing experience, excellent communication skills, and good sense for hygiene and quality control in the dairy. General duties include, but not limited to:
Daily milking chores, raw milk bottling, herd health management, implementing grazing systems, irrigation, manure management and compost making, mucking and bedding loafing shed, and winter time feeding. Dairy assistants may integrate into some general farm chores and crop production, such as soil preparation, planting, weeding and harvesting, as needed. An interest in participating in farm education programs is desirable.
Herdsperson/dairy assistant needs to be a team player, open to learning the farm’s systems and reports to the Herd Manager. This position requires the ability to lift 50+ pounds and be physically fit and capable of working outdoors in all types of weather. We are seeking a person who is enthusiastic about farm work, brings a good work ethic, and is reliable and timely. The schedule is Monday thru Friday, with some weekend dairy shifts required. The schedule will vary with the season, but generally expect 40-50 hours a week.
Educational Opportunities: Weekly farm meetings provide a time to go over the work plan for the week and discuss topics.
Skills Desired: Some livestock and dairy experience is preferred.
Meals: meals are not provided, but apprentices are given milk, eggs, and vegetables from the farm as available throughout the season.
Stipend: Competitive hourly wage offered DOE, including shared farmer housing + utilities on a beautiful nearby farm just outside of Boulder (approx. 4 miles away from Light Root-- personal transportation required).
Housing: Off site farm Housing offered on nearby farm property (about 4 miles from Light Root Community Farm). Apprentices have their own room in a shared apprentice house. Apprentices do need their own vehicle to transport themselves to the farm.
Preferred method of Contact: email