Farm Addressbitterroot valley, montana
Number of Workers Sought2
Type of FarmLarge Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Small Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Dairy
Marketing StrategyFarmers' Market, Restaurant, Wholesale, Commodity
Pay RateFull season interns will start out at $150 week during your training period (1-2 months). We will then begin to have progress meeting every month to determine what new tasks you can take on and an increase to your stipend. There is a potential to earn up to $250/week. Your stipend also includes room and board (food alone is considerable considering the pastured pork, grass fed lamb and beef, and sheep cheese), and education.
What are the dates of your position?We accept two interns during the year. One will start in early January and to until November and the Second will be a full year internship, from June to June.
Are you open to shorter periods of employment or do you prefer that workers stay the full season?Prefer full season
Explain the room and board arrangements or describe options in your areaWe have both on farm housing and we rent a house for interns off farm. The farm housing includes two trailers with access to the bunkhouse. The bunkhouse has a kitchen, bathroom, and dining area. All interns will have full use of the bathroom, kitchen, and living room in the bunkhouse. The off farm housing is a three bedroom house down the road from the farm. Some of your food will be provided for you: Protein, rice, flour, sugar, and in season fruits and vegetables. Interns have access to their own kitchen to prepare meals.
Describe your farm operation
Our 84 acre farm sits on the floor of the beautiful Bitterroot Valley nestled next to a mountain range in Southwest Montana. We are a farmstead sheep dairy and creamery - meaning that we use only our own milk to make cheese on farm. We also supply local markets with pastured pork and grass-fed lamb. Our mission is to raise healthy animals and healthy soil utilizing proper grazing and land management. We are moving closer each year to being a self-sustaining farm system.