Fickle Creek Farm is looking for a couple exceptional folks to join their team NOW!
They are a diversified vegetable and livestock farm located on 235 acres just west of Durham and Chapel Hill North Carolina. They work hard to be good stewards of our land and to treat our animals humanely as we produce eggs, pork, beef, chicken, lamb, duck, turkey, and vegetables year-round. They seek individuals who are hard-working, motivated, and dedicated to sustainable farming. Productivity, alertness, speed, and problem-solving skills are important for the work required.
Seasonal Farm Apprentice
Now through November 22nd with opportunities to stay longer. $500 per month with $100 increase every 3 month and a $100 bonus per month completion bonus. Potential increases based on experience and performance.
Focus on vegetable production and all aspects of livestock chores including egg collection, cattle moves, lambing and calving, tagging, etc. This live-on-the-farm, hands-on experience is for individuals who have some farm experience, but would like to gain additional skills on a diverse, sustainable farm. Ability to work independently, as well as interact constructively with others is key. Benefits include on-farm housing, a share of farm vegetables and eggs, a $60 a month meat stipend, and one-on-one learning opportunities.
Position offers opportunities to learn holistic farm planning, interactions among farm enterprises, retail-direct marketing, basic farm business finances, and record keeping. Livestock skills include land stewardship, pasture management, low-stress animal handling, biological monitoring, and record-keeping. Vegetable production skills offered include in-depth experience with organic growing practices from greenhouse production of transplants through field growing, weeding, harvesting, produce washing and packing, post harvest handling, and crop and cover-crop scheduling.
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