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High Hope Farm
731 Milam Road
Cedar Bluff, MS 39741

Contact: Johnny Wray, Johnny Wray

Phone: 662-295-3986

Email: johnnywray17@gmail.com, johnnywray17@gmail.com

Website: http://www.highhopefarm.com

Last Updated: 02-12-2018

General Description: High Hope Farm is a small but vibrant farm in the prairie country of northeast Mississippi, near the village of Cedar Bluff in Clay County, MS. We are committed to sustainable and regenerative farming practices, especially intensive rotational and adaptive grazing without the use of hormones, steroids, antibiotics, commercial fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and other chemical inputs. We try to follow carefully these words of Wendell Berry: I dislike the thought that some animal has been made miserable to feed me. If I am going to eat meat, I want it to be from an animal that has lived a pleasant, uncrowded life outdoors, on bountiful pasture, with good water nearby and trees for shade.

Internship Starts: 05-01-2018
Internship Ends: 04-30-2019
Number of Interns: 1
App Deadline: 05-01-2018
Minimum Length of Stay: six months to one year

Meals: Some meals can be taken each week with the host family, but kitchen facilities are available in the bunkhouse-cabin and farm grown meat, eggs, honey, vegetables and fruit are provided.

Skills Desired: Some animal husbandry experience and other farm experience is helpful but not necessary. A valid driver's license is necessary. A strong work ethic, love of the outdoors, a commitment to sustainable farm practices, honesty and dependability are essential.

Educational Opportunities: Occasional opportunities for learning more about grass-fed, regenerative and sustaining farming will be encouraged when those kind of events are available.

Stipend: $300 per month minimum, plus $50 monthly food allowance - along with room and board - plus we will provide additional opportunities along with support and resources for the right person to earn extra income on his-her own initiative with bees, mushrooms, chickens, herbs, other small ruminants, etc.

Housing: A comfortable farm resident bunkhouse-cabin is provided.

Preferred method Of Contact: email or phone

Internship Details: We are really looking more for a "farm resident" - that is someone who will live and work on the farm. We expect 15-20 hours a week of farm work - regular chores, plus other farm work, i.e. working cattle and sheep, moving portable fencing, pasture work, gardening - the typical things of life and work on a small scale, grass-fed animal farm. Ample time will be available for the resident to earn additional income from farm enterprises of hisher choosing or to do part time work off the farm.


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