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Apprenticeship Goat & Sheep Dairy and Creamery at Toluma Farms and Tomales Farmstead Creamery - 11834

Job Title: 
Apprenticeship Goat & Sheep Dairy and Creamery
Toluma Farms and Tomales Farmstead Creamery
5488 Middle Road
94971 Tomales , CA
US
Job Type: 
Internship
Employment Type: 
Full-Time
Job Description: 

We are seeking two 6-month apprentices (our last two just joined our staff) to join our amazing team! These apprentices will have experience with animal husbandry, preferably on a farm.

Every one of our apprentices has gone on to have paid positions in the agriculture field. We take great pride in the education of each and every apprentice.

Northern CA has an amazing agriculture and food producer community! There are workshops, courses, gatherings, celebrations almost weekly. We work closely with Marin Agriculture Land Trust, UC Ext, Farm Guild, NRCS and many other wonderful organizations. We are taking part in a Carbon Sequestration program that you will be involved with.

Housing is provided (beautiful 32' airstream or a tiny 1960s vintage trailer. Eggs, cheese and all the food you can grow.

$600 monthly stipend for first 3 months, $750 for remaining 3 months. Will pay for various conferences/workshops. Two complete days off in a row.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
hard worker, KIND, good sense of humor, get along well with others, like things tidy and enjoy cleaning, enjoy rural living,
love great food and bonus if you enjoy cooking, looking for a career in agriculture

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Apprentices will work 4 days week working on the dairy and 1 day a week in the creamery learning cheesemaking. Occasionally, when time allows the apprentice will run a farmers market (summer) and/or our small shop in town.

SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN
Milking
Animal Husbandry
Kidding/Lambing
Pasture Management
Barn Maintenance
Ruminant Nutrition
Farmers Market Sales
Gardening
Land Management
Educational Programming - Agritourism

Education & Experience: 

We prefer individuals with some animal husbandry experience and a strong interest in wanting sustainable agriculture for a career. Bonus for those with agriculture sciences or environmental college degrees or courses.

Application Instructions: 

Please send a resume and cover letter via email. In your cover letter please address your career goals and why you are interested in this position and if you could be any animal what would it be and why?

We prioritize individuals from the Bay Area and we strongly prefer an in-person interview. We will send you a full job description if we think you could be a good match for our farm! We are an equal opportunity employer.

We are looking to have some in place by mid February.

Job Categories: 
Livestock/Ranching