Contact informationFarm Address:
4098 Silverstone Rd
Zionville, North Carolina, 28698
Primary Contact: Paige Smith
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Wildhair Ranch, LLC is a first-year startup, woman-owned small farm located in Zionville, NC. With a commitment to improving the land through regenerative agricultural practices and to improving people's health through good food, we are starting out our journey this year raising pastured poultry (chicken and ducks) as well as pork. There are also goats and horses on the property. We’ll be selling at the Watauga County Farmer’s Market and online through our website.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 6/14/2021
Internship Ends: 12/1/2021
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: 6/14/2021
Minimum Length of Stay: 4 Months
I’m looking for two people who are interested in pursuing a career in sustainable/regenerative animal agriculture and who would like to gain hands-on experience without having to commit to a full-time internship.
This would be a great opportunity for high school and college students.
Who I’m Looking For:
Can handle working outside in the heat/cold/rain
Desires to learn
Some experience with animals preferred but not required
Available at least every other weekend
Available 1-2 days during the week
What You’ll Learn:
Electric Fencing 101
How to raise meat chickens and ducks from brooder to pasture
How to butcher chickens and ducks
How to raise pigs on pasture
How to butcher a pig on farm (hopefully)
How to organize inventory and market meat sales
In addition to the above expect to:
Set-up/move electric fence paddocks
Weed-eat fencing areas
Move water lines
Clean feeders, brooders and waterers, etc.
Once we have meat available you’ll have a monthly meat stipend
Meals provided on work days
Access to my personal library or educational resources
Occasional opportunities to make money farm-sitting when I’m out of town
(This is not a regularly paid position.)
*If you are in college and want to do some sort of sustainable agriculture/environmental science research project for school credit (or if your school offers credits for internships) – I would be more than willing to help with that in any way that I can.
(Start and end dates, as well as application deadlines, are flexible, but please contact me ASAP if interested in the position.)
Educational Opportunities: What You’ll Learn: Electric Fencing 101 How to raise meat chickens and ducks from brooder to pasture How to butcher chickens and ducks How to raise pigs on pasture How to butcher a pig on farm (hopefully) How to organize inventory and market meat sales In addition to the above expect to: Set-up/move electric fence paddocks Weed-eat fencing areas Haul feed Move water lines Clean feeders, brooders and waterers, etc. Access to my personal library of educational resources.
Skills Desired: Experience with animals not required but preferred.
Meals: Lunch and snacks on workdays. Occasional dinners.
Stipend: Interns will receive a monthly meat credit as soon as we have meat available (early August).Meals will be provided on workdays.Opportunities to earn income farm sitting if I have to be out of town.Cash "bonus" at the end of the season.
Preferred method of Contact: Email, Text