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Goatsbeard Farm
11351 Callahan Creek Rd.
Harrisburg, MO 65256

Contact: Jenn Muno, Ken Muno

Phone: 573-875-0706

Email: kjmuno@tranquility.net

Website: http://www.goatsbeardfarm.com

Last Updated: 01-10-2015

General Description: Goatsbeard Farm is a pasture based goat dairy located on 80 acres near the historic Booneslick Trace (about 20 miles NW of Columbia MO). We operate as a family farm with our two sons Peter,13,and Cyrus, 6. All of the milk from our herd of 50 beautiful dairy goats gets carefully made on the farm into soft Fresh cheese and aged cheeses. The cheese is marketed locally with sales at farmers' markets, restaurants, and grocery stores.

Internship Starts: Spring
Internship Ends: December, encouraged to stay through February kidding season
Number of Interns: 1
App Deadline: If interested please arrange a visit.
Minimum Length of Stay: We would prefer a full season intern, but shorter stays can be accomodated.

Meals: Lunch and supper are taken as a family in the farmhouse.

Skills Desired: Previous agriculture experience is not required, but is helpful. Good health and a desire to learn and work are essential.

Educational Opportunities: This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in learning how a farm-based, small business works. If desired, one could also learn pasture management, tractor driving skills, animal processing, office skills and more. There are opportunities to visit other local farms and participate in the local food movement as well.

Stipend: $100/week.

Housing: Lodging is in an attic apartment with a shared kitchen and bath. Camping available too!

Preferred method Of Contact: Please contact by email or telephone

Internship Details: The intern is expected to work 5 to 6 days per week with Saturday mornings being required. Although not certified organic, we use organic and sustainable practices on the farm and in our lifestyle. The work expected of the intern includes animal husbandry, milking, cheese making, packaging and sales. There is also opportunity to work in the vegetable and flower gardens.


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