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Organic Grain Farm Intern at Windy Acres Farm - 9133

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Organic Grain Farm Intern
Windy Acres Farm
5552 Dixon Rd
37141 Orlinda , TN
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Job Description: 

Windy Acres Farm is looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and hardworking intern. The intern will work closely with the farmers in managing rotational grazing of livestock and poultry, and learn about harvesting and milling organic grain for livestock and human consumption. The intern will attend weekly Farmers’ Markets and must be comfortable loading meat and driving a van.

Pay: $1200/month stipend plus small room with kitchenette and bathroom

Windy Acres Farm in Orlinda, TN (45 min. north of Nashville) is a cooperative effort of several families committed to stewarding the land and animals in their care. In 1986, Alfred and Carney Farris established Windy Acres Farm as part of the solution to the ever-growing crises of topsoil degradation and water pollution, integrating organic practices in all that they do, including:
- Crop rotations
- Cover cropping
- Eliminating synthetic pesticides and herbicides
- Non-GMO seeds and open pollinated seeds
- Enhancing biological soil life
- Reintroducing cattle and sheep in grain crop rotations
- Cultivating healthy, grass-fed and pasture-raised beef, pork, and poultry

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Duties & Responsibilities: 

Candidate Requirements:
- Must have a driver’s license and good driving record
- Must be able to lift 50 lbs
- Must be comfortable attending Farmers Markets, interacting with customers and being an enthusiastic ambassador for the farm
- Must be flexible and have a good attitude

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Ideal candidates will also have:
- Social media and marketing experience

Application Instructions: 

Please send an updated resume and short cover letter to Sam Harvey, FreerangeFarmTn [AT], showing why you are interested in and qualified for this position.

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