Listing Information

Farm Address

bitterroot valley, montana

Number of Workers Sought

2

Type of Farm

Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Small Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Dairy

Marketing Strategy

Farmers' Market, Restaurant, Wholesale, Commodity

Paid

Yes

Pay Rate

Full 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

Housing

Yes

Explain the room and board arrangements or describe options in your area

We 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.

Describe the work to be performed by applicant

Interns will be aiding in our pasture pork and sheep dairy operations. Interns will help with lambing, daily chores including feeding, watering, irrigation, herding, and milking. Other tasks will include fencing, building, feed prep. and more.

What do you expect of a worker?

The willingness to work hard and work early in the morning or late at night when needed is paramount. Your attitude is the most important thing to us, if you have the desire to learn, then we are more than happy to train you to the skills needed. Skills can be developed while you are here. It is also important to be comfortable, calm, and invested in our animals' well-being.

Describe the learning and educational opportunities available to a worker

Interns will become familiar with lambing, intensive pasture rotations, designing feeding rations, pasture renovation, milking sheep and basic milk parlor maintenance. The educational experience can be adapted depending on what you are interested in. Interns, will leave with the ability to manage confidently a moderate size diary operation or pastured pork operation.

Are you a full-time farmer?

Yes

Currently Hiring

Yes

Do you have a website, social media account, or job posting anywhere else?

Yes

Online Listing URL

http://www.tuckerfamilyfarm.com/