This is a great opportunity for someone to learn organic farming and acquire a variety of skills while helping operate a well-established organic farm that continues to build on decades of experience and commitment to regenerative and organic practices. The resident farmer will live on the farm and assist with all aspects of farm operations.
The resident farmer will be supervised by our farm manager and mentored by Grain Place founder, David Vetter, both of whom live on the farm.
As organic farming is complex and a variety of skills are needed, we ask for a two to five-year commitment. Compensation package includes rent-free housing on the farm, salary commensurate with experience and length of commitment, health insurance, employer match for personal retirement investment, share of beef and pork for family, and opportunity to develop compatible enterprise on the farm.
Inquire to Glenda Vetter: firstname.lastname@example.org (308 383-1716) or Jay Vetter: email@example.com (308 850-3020)
The Grain Place is current seeking a Farm Hand/Farm Trainee, to assist the Resident Farmer/Farm Manager in performing all tasks associated with the design, establishment, and subsequent upkeep of the farm to ensure a certified organic, sustainable and profitable model is maintained and the health of both animals and crops are kept at the highest level of current certified organic and Regenerative standards.
This person would help operate and develop the farm on behalf of the Foundation and family shareholders consistent with the philosophy and systems historically practiced (rotation plans, field layouts, etc.) and the vision and purpose of the Foundation to advance management of life forms in symbiotic relationships for the production of food, feed, and fiber through operations in cooperation with the local ecology and by providing educational programs.
The Farm Trainee would help develop innovative/non-conventional ideas and practices with a willingness to learn from failures as well as successes, a process requiring flexibility, adaptability, and capacity to document activities and results using available technology (pc, tablets, etc.)
This is an entry level position with opportunity for the right person to grow with the job. This could be a full or part-time position.
More information, including who to contact regarding this position, is available on our Job Opportunity page.