Contact informationFarm Address:
1190 Concord Road
Havana, Florida , 32333
Primary Contact: Tony Brown
Secondary Contact: Betsey Brown
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Longview Farms is a grassfed beef and pastured chicken farm located in Havana, Florida, about 15 miles from Tallahassee. We are not certified organic, but we follow all organic practices. Our cattle are mostly Red Devons with some Devon-Angus and Devon-Jersey mixes; they are raised in an intensive rotational grazing system on 100 acres and are moved every day during the growing season. We raise broiler chickens and laying hens on pasture in moveable coops. The broilers are moved daily in 16x25 Prairie Schooner chicken tractors, and hens lay in a converted cotton trailer and free range in a poultry netting enclosure with our Great Pyrenees guardian dogs. We sell our products directly to customers through a local farmers market, our farm store, and an area online market.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: September 2020
Internship Ends: not determined
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: August 31
Minimum Length of Stay: not determined
We are looking for a team member that will help us take our pastured chicken and grass-fed beef operation to the next level. We need someone who shares our values and commitment to regenerative farming practices, and who is willing to work alongside us and independently to meet the diverse needs of the farm. The job will require a little bit of everything–caring for animals, planting and mowing pastures, operating and maintaining equipment, interacting with customers, and challenging physical labor. We hope to find someone who has experience working with livestock on a farm or ranch. Interest in farming and animals is an absolute requirement, as is a commitment to learning and improving the farm. Position is part-time to start (minimum of 25 hours) with the possibility of full time hours as the business grows. Hourly pay dependent on experience (minimum of $12 per hour).
Educational Opportunities: On farm opportunities include learning skills related to daily care of livestock, operation of farm equipment, record keeping, processing poultry, working cattle in humane system, marketing, planting forages. In our area educational opportunities are offered through Red Hills Small Farm Alliance (including craft workshops), local University of Florida research and extension offices (IFAS), and University of Florida and Florida A&M University programs in small farms and sustainable agriculture.
Skills Desired: Experience working with chickens and cattle on a sustainable farm similar to ours, ability to operate a tractor and other farm machinery, attention to detail, and love of animals.
Stipend: This is a paid position--minimum of $12 per hour (higher depending on experience).
Preferred method of Contact: email