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440 Ranch & Doyle Family Farm
Riverton, WY

Contact: Jennifer Faulkner

Phone: 307-761-2556

Email: faulknerj99@hotmail.com

Website: http://www.gypsycowgirl.zenfolio.com/blog

Last Updated: 02-29-2016

General Description: Alternative Agriculture Internship Organic Farming and Ranching Practices in Southwest Wyoming Fremont County, WY has an active local food movement and a great climate for growing food. WY has legislature in place allowing direct sale of many farm products between farmers and consumers and we take advantage of this with active participation in the local farmer's markets and food movement. The intern is welcome to manage his/her own enterprise at the farm for the summer, with the potential to sell at the local farmer's market. The intern will be provided with reading material and an opportunity to take part in events hosted by Fremont Local Foods to gain deeper insight into local food production and alternative ag methods. There is a possibility to gain college credit through this internship. The 440 Ranch and Doyle Family Farm host many alternative ag practices including: controlled irrigation and management intensive cattle grazing, raw milk dairy production, egg production, meat bird production and processing, and produce production. These two operations join forces in poultry production as well as other endeavors and seek a summer intern to share duties between the two places. The intern will be at the 440 ranch 3 days per week and the Doyle Farm 3 days per week, with one day off. The number of hours worked per day will vary but should average 8 hrs in length. A monthly stipend of $800 and modest housing will be provided in the form of an off-grid cabin and/or camper with access to the main house for showering etc. Some food will be provided as available, but the intern should anticipate providing a portion of his/her own groceries. Duties will include a variety of farm and ranch tasks such as milking, fencing, cattle management, poultry processing etc. Once trained, the intern will be expected to perform many duties independently and efficiently. The intern may also be involved in farm marketing and will be expected to participate in selling farm goods at the farmer's markets in Riverton and Lander. A background in agriculture is desired, but a strong work ethic and desire to learn are most important. This position could have extended start and end dates, but we seek a minimum commitment of May 15th-Aug 15th. See more information about the Doyle farm at: fremontlocalfoods.org under the "who we are" tab and the 440 Ranch manager and last year's goods at gypsycowgirl.zenfolio.com/blog. Interested parties may send a cover letter and resume to faulknerj99@hotmail.com

Internship Starts: 05/15/15
Internship Ends: 08/15/16
Number of Interns: 1
App Deadline: 04/30/16
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 mos

Meals: Some food will be provided as available, but the intern should anticipate providing a portion of his/her own groceries.

Skills Desired: Once trained, the intern will be expected to perform many duties independently and efficiently. The intern may also be involved in farm marketing and will be expected to participate in selling farm goods at the farmer's markets in Riverton and Lander. A background in agriculture is desired, but a strong work ethic and desire to learn are most important. The intern will ideally be able to operate standard transmission vehicles and machinery.

Educational Opportunities: The intern is welcome to manage his/her own enterprise at the farm for the summer, with the potential to sell at the local farmer's market. The intern will be provided with reading material and an opportunity to take part in events hosted by Fremont Local Foods to gain deeper insight into local food production and alternative ag methods. There is a possibility to gain college credit through this internship.

Stipend: $800/mo

Housing: Modest housing will be provided in the form of an off-grid cabin and/or camper with access to the main house for showering etc.

Preferred method Of Contact: email

Internship Details: Duties will include a variety of farm and ranch tasks such as milking, fencing, cattle management, poultry processing etc. Once trained, the intern will be expected to perform many duties independently and efficiently. The intern may also be involved in farm marketing and will be expected to participate in selling farm goods at the farmer's markets in Riverton and Lander.


 

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