Contact informationFarm Address:
20770 283rd st
Allen, South Dakota, 57714
Primary Contact: Terry Livermont
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: 7th generation operators, we run approximately 100 head on more than 1000 acres. In addition to our cattle, we have multiple gardens and keyline food forest projects in progress. Our goal is to model self-sufficiency and food sovereignty so we may serve our community as a place where people can practice these skills in the pursuit of greater stewardship, health, and independence.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: April 1 (flexible)
Internship Ends: October 31 (flexible)
Number of Internship Available: 6
Application Deadline: none
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 months
With a background in curriculum design and education, we have two primary programs: “Forest Rangers” and “Buffalo Rangers”. Forest Rangers will be involved in classroom and field studies of social forestry, permaculture, and horticulture practices. Buffalo Rangers will be involved in classroom and field studies of horsemanship, silvopasture, and intensive grazing practices.
Educational Opportunities: While Rangers may focus on cattle or horticulture, there are additional educational opportunities to learn about farm management, insurance, sales, marketing, agritourism, and event coordination.
Skills Desired: People with established western riding skills and plant propagation skills are ESPECIALLY valuable.
Meals: Yes, our beef and garden supply is supplemented with grocery staples like spinach, rice, beans, and canned tomatoes. Interns will have to purchase/request special items beyond these staples.
Stipend: Yes. The minimum stipend is $100/week($10/hour). This is negotiable. If you are willing to work more and have skills, we will pay competitively. For anyone who successfully completes the training course, they will receive a $1,000 bonus.We also offer sales commissions and other bonus pay for extra ranger tasks.
Housing: Yes, we have furnished bedrooms for interns. No one will be made to double bunk in a room without prior consent. There are also alternative shelters like teepees and RVs.
Preferred method of Contact: email or text