Contact informationFarm Address:
1444 County Road 1125
Daingerfield, Texas, 75638
Primary Contact: Sid Greer
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: The Greer Farm is a diversified family farm with a focus on growing everything as natural as possible. We are involved with agritourism. We have a blueberry/blackberry farm, raise cattle, sheep, swine and poultry (for eggs). We sell at the farm and at a farmer's market. You will find few farms as involved in so many activities as our farm is.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: April or May
Internship Ends: Open, but through August to November
Number of Internship Available: One
Application Deadline: Open
Minimum Length of Stay: Prefer full term
The Greer Farm is a diversified family farm of about 250 acres. For the 2022 season, we are looking for one qualified individual to join our team as an intern farmer. The job is available starting in March. Intern will work about 40 hours a week, and will be involved in all aspects of our farm’s activity including soil prep, planting, harvesting, marketing, infrastructure work, mowing, weeding, animal care (cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, swine, etc.), brush clearing, preparation for farmer’s market and attending the market, canning farm products in our commercial kitchen, farm marketing and more. We are looking for a hardworking and person. Our goal is to create a fun, educational work experience that supports our viable business. We do the bulk of our sales direct-to-consumer here at the farm and a large portion through farmers markets. We also deliver to Dallas every three weeks. Our daily farm life and work changes with the seasons. We maintain a fairly large inventory of meats in our freezers which we take to farmers markets and sell here at the farm. Farm life revolves around daily chores. These can be dull and repetitive but also act as a solid grounding which keeps us anchored to the land. We are involved in agritourism and have a number of log cabin and a loft apartment we rent out to visitors wanting a farm experience. In June, we have a pick-your-own blueberry and blackberry field. We have poultry and sell eggs. In our commercial kitchen we make beef jerky, can over 60 varieties of jam and jelly from things we raise. Also make sauces and pickled products. We have our own bee hives and pack our honey. Northeast Texas Community College and Texas A&M branches are nearby and offers a broad range of courses including sustainable agriculture. You would need your own transportation. If you had small camber that would be great.
Educational Opportunities: Northeast Texas Community College Texas A&M
Skills Desired: Preference for prior experience but not required.
Meals: Working this out
Housing: Working this out
Preferred method of Contact: email with resume