Updated on May 15, 2019
Contact informationFarm Address:
8290 County Road 1980
West Plains, Missouri , 65775
Primary Contact: Jim Protiva
Secondary Contact: JudyJo Protiva
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: 180 acres of grass managed with adaptive grazing. The centerpiece is chickens and turkey on pasture, moved every day. We process about 700 chickens once a week from mid-May until November.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: Currently
Internship Ends: December 1, flexible
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: Currently
Minimum Length of Stay: 4 months
Interns will help with all jobs, which may include daily moving of cattle and poultry, and weekly butchering.
Educational Opportunities: Things you will learn: how to run a large-scale pastured poultry farm from day old chicks. This includes mixing feed, brooder management, daily moves on pasture with labor-saving hoop houses, processing birds, delivery, and marketing. Because we are a least cost producer, intern should be able to start a successful pastured poultry operation almost anywhere. We finish about 20 steers a year on pasture. We belong to a grazing group with top-notch grazers and meet for a pasture walk monthly.
Skills Desired: Must be in good physical shape, able to lift 50 pounds in a hot humid environment. Self-motivated, good communicator, able to work with others, have a strong desire to learn, hard-working, optimistic.
Meals: We will provide meals.
Housing: Quaint cabin with electricity, no running water, access to bathroom/shower in butcher plant.
Preferred method of Contact: Email 1