Holistic Ranching Internship Opportunities in North Dakota

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Brown’s Ranch is a holistically managed 5,000 acre operation located east of Bismarck, ND. The ranch is managed by father and son Gabe and Paul Brown. The operation runs 250 cow-calf pairs, 200 plus yearlings, a herd of grass-finished beeves, hair sheep, pastured laying hens, pastured poultry and pastured hogs. All livestock are rotated on pasture routinely. A large produce garden is in the works for 2017 and a small orchard and vineyard is also being developed. In addition, the ranch markets these products directly to consumers through buying clubs and farmer’s markets, so it is expected that interns have an interest in direct marketing. Grain and hay are also produced. A seed sale business which supplies custom-mixed cover crop seed to local producers is a part of the ranch as well. To learn more about Brown’s Ranch visit www.brownsranch.us.

Holistic Ranching Internship Opportunity: Brown’s Ranch is looking for two summer interns that will work with the Brown’s Ranch team from approximately April 1st to November 1st. Dates are somewhat flexible if the intern is a student. Our goal is to provide a unique experience for young people wanting to learn more about regenerative agricultural practices. Hands-on experience along with learning a holistic thought-process will be invaluable skills that interns can utilize throughout their lifetime. Interns will use these obtained skills while performing duties on the ranch to help us work toward our goals.

Interns will be reimbursed an $800 stipend/month. Part of the stipend will come from the non-profit FARRMS Organization. Part of an internship experience is education. FARRMS has a curriculum and educational materials to help supplement your experience while working at Brown’s Ranch. Worker’s Compensation will also be provided by FARRMS. Interns will be expected to work long hours from time to time and will generally have one day a week off. Realize that ranching is not a 9-5 career and that it takes hard work to be successful. We want that experience to be given to our interns so that they realize the work and responsibility that comes with managing a ranch. Interns will live with each other in a separate farmhouse with all necessary amenities included (TV, Wireless Internet). This house is located on another farmstead which will allow for privacy. Most meals will be up to the interns. Interns will also have access to meats and vegetables produced on Brown’s Ranch.

Holistic Ranching Internship Applications are due by January 30th, 2017. To inquire about an application, please send an e-mail to Paul Brown at paul_brown_24@hotmail.com.

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