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The Greer Farm
1444 County Road 1125
Daingerfield, TX 75638


Phone: 903-452-9738
903-645-3232

Email: info@greerfarm.com

Website: http://www.greerfarm.com

Last Updated: 03-03-2014

General Description: Family farm using sustainable farming techniques. Products include vegetable CSA, grass-fed beef, pork, chicken and pork, goats, sheep, blueberries, blackberries, fruit, jam and sauces, agritourism, cabin rentals and cooking classes.

Internship Starts: Spring, Summer and Fall internships
Internship Ends: End of growing season more or less
Number of Interns: 2
App Deadline: Immediate Need for Vegetable_Farm Intern
Minimum Length of Stay: Not Applicable

Meals: Kitchenette is provided and meals are self catered. Weekly food allowance and/or access to farm vegetables and eat.

Skills Desired: Some farm work experience necessary. Not a position for someone that has never worked on a farm. Relevant references required. Farm internship requires hands on hard work. From hand pulling weeds, picking berries to rental cabin upkeep. Everyone on the farm does everything. Computer shills and website upkeep skill a plus.

Rural location, so you need your own transportation.

Educational Opportunities: Interns can participate the sustainable agriculture program at Northeast Texas Community College. See www.ntcc.edu for more details.

Multifaceted farm so you will be exposed to all aspects of farm work and farm business. Unique opportunity.

Stipend: Interns receive a small weekly stipend to cover some of your expenses and perhaps bonus at departure depending on duration of stay and work performance.

Housing: Loft apartment with bedroom down and loft bedroom up. A/C, wireless, Directv TV, kitchenette, toilet/shower.

Preferred method Of Contact: email farm internship in subject line

Internship Details: General farm and ranch work, including intensive period of activity during and after berry season. Vegetable work starts February and increases over time. Work day starts around 8:00 pm and in berry season June to mid-July 6:30 am. We take an afternoon break in summer if very hot. No children or pets. No smoking on the farm. Contact us on all other items.

Date of start and end of an internship is flexible. We do not expect someone to stay for 9 months unless they wanted to. Initial 2 weeks is a trail period to see if you get along with us and the farm work and we see that you are performing to our expectations.


 

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