Farm Garden and Livestock Manager / Intern

Hiring Organization: Loftus Ranches
Employment type: Internship
Job Location: Yakima, WA
Application Deadline: March 31, 2018

Farm Garden and Livestock Manager / Intern

Start: Spring 2018 (Dates Flexible) End: Fall 2018

Summary: Come manage the farm garden and grass-fed beef operation for a hop farm in the Yakima Valley of Washington State. At Loftus Ranches, our primary focus is growing 1,100 acres of hops, but we also want our employees and their families to eat well! We have around 50 head of Red Devon cattle and we practice high-density “mob” grazing to maximize pasture health, as well as animal productivity and weight gain. We also have several irrigated acres set aside to devote to a diverse farm garden. In addition, we encourage the prospective intern to establish new projects such as: pastured poultry, a perennial garden, etc.

Job Description:

  • Design a farm garden, including planting layout and irrigation system
  • Prepare soil, plant, irrigate, fertilize, harvest, weed, and care for the 3acre farm garden throughout the season
  • Perform daily tasks to move, feed, water, and care for livestock
  • Manage pastures to ensure pasture productivity and efficient grazing
  • Maintain fences, troubleshoot electric fence problems as they arise
  • Perform various farm tasks on the main farm as time allows Requirements:
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to prioritize and manage tasks
  • Experience with gardening and livestock preferred
  • Must be willing and excited to work with a culturally diverse group

Compensation: $15/hr. Produce from the farm garden

Housing: The farm will not be able to provide housing, but we will assist in your housing search. Housing is available in the area and expect to pay $400-800/mo. depending on whether you will have roommates, etc.

To Apply: Please email your resume and a brief (1 page) description of yourself, your experience, and an explanation of your career goals to: the following email: careers@loftusranches.com

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