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Farm Girl Meats
17 Possum Song Trail
Perryville, AR 72126

Contact: Travis Short

Phone: 501-749-9775

Email: travisshort@yahoo.com

Website: http://www.farmgirlmeats.com

Last Updated: 08-29-2018

General Description: I raise beef, pork, and chicken on pasture. The beef is rotationally grazed, the chickens are Freedom Rangers grown in net fencing with shelters moved regularly. The pigs are rotated through the woods. I market through farmers markets, a meat share and some wholesale restaurants. The farm is about 130 acres with lots of opportunity to grow and expand.

Internship Starts: 08-06-2018
Internship Ends: 08-06-2019
Number of Interns: 1
App Deadline:
Minimum Length of Stay: full season

Meals: You will need to feed yourself. All the meat you can eat and whatever we can trade for at the farmers market is available.

Skills Desired: I need a happy, cheerful, person that likes talking to people at the markets but is ok being alone at the farm. You must have the desire to learn all aspects of farming. You must be able to work outside all day every day regardless of the weather or temperature. You need to be able to carry 50 pounds and be relatively fit. This will be some of the hardest and most rewarding work you will ever do. I need a helper that can see what needs done and want to do it.

Educational Opportunities: You will have the opportunity to learn the following: How to drive a tractor, how to build fence, how to birth animals, how to bury animals, mechanics, construction, destruction, backing a trailer, tool use, marketing, rotational grazing, plumbing, electrical, chainsaw use, etc, etc.

Stipend: After a one week trial $400 a month. There are plenty of opportunities to start your own enterprises on the farm to make extra income.

Housing: Nice 12x20 cabin with a loft, full bath and kitchen

Preferred method Of Contact: email

Internship Details: Intern will have the opportunity to do everything involved with raising and marketing livestock. Routine responsibilities will include checking, feeding, and moving animals, and running the stand at the farmers markets. Depending on skill set there will be lots of opportunities to market via social media, haul livestock, pick up meat, build fence, repair equipment, drive tractors, etc. The hours are long, if your a clock watcher don't apply. This is a lifestyle that will take all your time and energy. The markets are on weekends so there is very little time off. But you will have the opportunity to learn every aspect of operating a small farm. You need to be able to think for yourself independently and make sounds decisions on your own. The farm is a long way out in the country. You will need to be able to entertain yourself and be able to be happy alone.


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