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Beyond Organics Farm
16498 Union Star
Winslow, AR 72959
Contact: Jane Maginot, Jane Maginot
Last Updated: 02-23-2017
General Description: Beyond Organics Farm is owned and operated by Jane and James Maginot in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. Our mission at Beyond Organics Farm is to grow fresh, local, nutrient dense, and healthful food which does not take away from the land on which it was sown, but rather, creates a system in which that very food and its byproducts repair, replenish, and nourish the earth from which it is born.
Internship Starts: 05-01-2017
Internship Ends: 10-01-2017
Number of Interns: 1
App Deadline: 02-15-2017
Minimum Length of Stay: 2 months
Meals: Intern will have their own kitchen with small (dorm size) refrigerator, hot plates and toaster oven located in cabin. All products produced by farm are available to the intern for free, including meat and eggs.
Skills Desired: Since we are off farm M-F, the intern will be working independently and must be able to make daily decisions about farm operations. Must have previous experience with farm work and animals. We rotationally graze and must be comfortable with moving cattle. Experience with organic hort production a plus. Hard, fast-paced worker will be highly appreciated!
Educational Opportunities: This is an opportunity to run a farm without the risk. We would ultimately have managerial say in the operations but the intern will be providing most of daily labor and will be given decision making opportunities based on skills. We have have established a working farm and need someone to help run it. This would be a learning opportunity to try out production methods to see what you prefer for your own farm.
Stipend: $300/month with possibility of increase after 2 months.
Housing: We have a beautiful cabin in the woods with well water for bathing and washing dishes. Portable air conditioner and wood heat as needed. Cabin has porch with view and secluded from main portion of farm for privacy. Clothes washer/dryer in main house is available for use. We are 25 minutes from downtown Fayetteville.
Preferred method Of Contact: email or phone
Internship Details: Ideal candidate would be someone that wants to own their own farm. If there where a practicum in the degree of "how to farm" this would be it. We both work full-time off-farm jobs and need someone to be on the farm working to keep it in operation. We sell at two small markets and off farm. 80 acres and sell vegetables, beef, goat meat, eggs and chicken meat.
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