Listing Information

Number of Workers Sought

2

Type of Farm

Hay & Forage, Grain, Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard, Other

Type of Farm (Other)

Vegetable Seed

Marketing Strategy

Farmers' Market, Restaurant, Wholesale

Paid

Yes

Pay Rate

Interns are hired as employees and paid minimum wage. Wage includes room & board.

Housing

Yes

Describe yourself, your family, background, farming experience, philosophy, goals and interests

Our farm seeks to honor the heritage of the native prairie, Montana's agriculture, and our farm's diverse animal breeds and plant varieties. When settlers came to the prairies, they started small-scale diversified family farms. At Prairie Heritage Farm, we are doing the same in the 21st century (with modern twists). Both Courtney and Jacob were born and raised in Central Montana and are proud to call it home.

Describe the physical setting of your farm and the nature of the community in which you live

We're located in central Montana, near the small town of Power, with a population of a couple hundred. Our farm sits on the short grass prairie, where the Rocky Mountains meet the plains. The sky is big, the wind blows, and we're in the flyway to a large bird migration every spring and fall. Great Falls, a city of over 50,000, is only 30 miles to the south.

Describe your farm operation

Prairie Heritage Farm grows certified organic vegetables, vegetable seed, pastured livestock, and variety of ancient and heritage grains and alternative crops including Prairie Farro, Bronze Barley, Sonora Heritage Wheat on 30 acres.

We are primarily a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm with a variety of CSA programs, including a Summer Vegetable CSA, an Autumn Vegetable CSA, and a Grain and Seed CSA.

We're located in central Montana, near the small town of Power. Our farm sits on the short grass prairie, where the Rocky Mountains meet the plains. Our farm seeks to honor the heritage of the native prairie, Montana's agriculture, and our farm's diverse animal breeds and plant varieties. When settlers came to the prairies, they started small-scale diversified family farms. At Prairie Heritage Farm, we are doing the same in the 21st century.

Describe the work to be performed by applicant

Interns will be expected to help in the day-to-day tasks of growing vegetables and raising livestock. It will include planting, transplanting, watering, weeding, and harvesting vegetables. The animals will need daily care such as food and water, and moving onto fresh pasture. There may also be general maintenance and/or repair tasks associated with working on a farm. There will also be opportunities to help out with the grain and seed trials and the field crops.

What do you expect of a worker?

Hours are usually no more than 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week. Often we will ask for assistance at the Saturday farmers market. We also ask for interns to look after the farm if we go on a (short) vacation or have a meeting to attend.

Describe the learning and educational opportunities available to a worker

Interns are encouraged to request guidance and instruction based on their interests.

Are you a full-time farmer?

Yes

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

One meal will be provided Monday through Friday in addition to fresh vegetables and grains for meals on your own. Interns live on the farm. No smoking or drugs are allowed.

Farm Address

420 10th Lane Northeast, Power, MT, United States

What are the dates of your position?

May 1, 2018-November 1, 2018

Currently Hiring

Yes

Location