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Coffelt Farm
1071 Crow Valley Rd
Eastsound, WA

Contact: Kate Mikulak

Phone: 360-376-3410

Email: stewards@coffeltfarm.org

Website: http://www.coffeltfarm.org

Last Updated: 10-30-2018

General Description: Coffelt Farm is a small, diversified farm that spans the northern reach of Orcas Island's scenic Crow Valley. The 185-acre mosaic of pasture and marshland fringed with mature conifer forest extends to the lower slopes of Turtleback Mountain Preserve, creating one of the most beloved vistas in San Juan County. The farm is run by Coffelt Farm Stewards, a non-profit that was created to run the farm after the land was purchased from Vern and Sidney Coffelt by the San Juan County Land Bank in 2011. The farm is home to a certified raw milk dairy, a market garden, a flock of sheep that produce wool and meat, cattle, hogs, poultry, fruit and nut orchards, and more. The mission of Coffelt Farm Stewards is to demonstrate sustainable, island- scale agricultural practices, promote environmental stewardship and provide opportunities for education and research while honoring Orcas Island's rural heritage.

Internship Starts: 11-11-18
Internship Ends: 10-30-2019
Number of Interns: 1
App Deadline: ASAP
Minimum Length of Stay: 8 months, full year desired

Meals: breakfast provided from time to time

Skills Desired: Any type of dairy experience, ideally raw milk dairy - milking, bottling, animal handling and care Farm-related work experience Commitment to the mission of the Coffelt Farm Positive attitude and willingness to work cooperatively and take direction Self-motivated Able to perform physical labor in all types of weather

Educational Opportunities: In addition to learning what it takes to run a diversified farm on an island, we encourage our interns to take part in educational offerings from WSU Extension and any other programs/classes available on the island.

Stipend: $850 month plus milk, eggs, produce and $25 month credit for beef, lamb, and pork

Housing: travel trailer with internet

Preferred method Of Contact: email

Internship Details: Coffelt Farm is seeking a farmhand! Come gain valuable first-hand experience on an amazing, diversified farm on beautiful Orcas Island. Applicants must possess a strong work ethic, be willing to learn and be able to work efficiently and follow direction. A strong mind and body are also necessary (able to carry 40 pounds). Experience with tools, physical labor and animals are helpful. Duties and Responsibilities Helping care for all livestock, including, sheep, chickens, beef, dairy cows, and hogs Assisting with milking and bottling most days Assisting with harvest of livestock Helping to maintain facilities, equipment and tools Participating in on-site educational activities Helping with various other seasonal work (haying, etc.)


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