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Farm manager(s) sought for broadacre startup in Alabama  RSS feed

 
J D Horn
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We are looking for a person or couple that wants to be part of our farming startup on 120 acres in northeastern Alabama.
The farm is about 45 minutes from Birmingham.

Necessary Practices and Skills:

• Must be honest, hardworking, and have good communication skills.

• Must have an entrepreneurial spirit.

• Must be a self-starter, problem solver, and good at working alone or with others.

• Must have ability to work collaboratively with remote managers.

• Must have livestock experience.

• Must have good "people skills" and high comfort with public interaction.

• Familiarty with and willingness to learn/utilize organic principles.

• Familiarty with and willingness to learn/utilize Holistic Managment practices.

• Must treat animals and livestock in a humane and respectful way.

• Ability to manage intensive grazing of livestock.

• Willingness to grow pasture-based slow food.

• Must have comfort with multi-species integration.

• Must have committment to continued learning and process improvement.


Farm chores will include:

• Feeding & caring for cattle, sheep, pigs, chickens, and dogs.

• Working cattle, sheep & pigs.

• Employing and adjusting a rotational grazing plan on a daily basis.

• Using electric fence effectively.

• Castrating, vaccinating and doctoring, trimming hooves, etc. as necessary.

• Handling hay, both square and round bales.

• Maintaining fencing.

• Repairing buildings and new construction (depending on skill level).

• Maintaining equipment.

• Planting/renovating pastures.

Gardening.


Other necessary factors:

• Must be in good health.

• Ability to handle 50lb bags of feed.

• Must have a valid driver's license.

• No criminal history (and willingness to submit to a background check).

• No drugs.

• Other experience in equipment maintenance, construction, carpentry, and gardening is desirable.

• AI experience, or willingness to learn, is desirable.

The position comes with salary/stipend, housing (with utilities), and meats produced on the farm.

There is space for you to raise chickens for meat and eggs and to produce a kitchen garden to cut down on food bought off the farm.

There is a possibility that you can run stock alongside ours, within limits.

This a startup operation, but we intend to provide you with the ability to have a great lifestyle if you like living the farm life!

If you meet the skills required, please email us with your work history and resume, work references, and tell us a little about yourself and your experience.

The email is calabamafarms@outlook.com. We will provide pictures of the property and cabin once we open a dialogue. Thanks for your interest.
 
Courtney Bibb
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I sent you an email.

Hi,

I would like to introduce myself. My name is Courtney Bibb. I'm 41 and a single mother to a 16 year old daughter. I work full time as a police officer and have been for almost ten years.

I also have guardianship over my two month old grand daughter and I've a fury baby, he weighs about six lbs.

I'm currently attending school online full-time. My career path takes me to new heights as a naturopathic doctor.

The reason I'm wanting to leave a stable and secure job, I'm sure you want to know. I'm ready to get out of the city life and go back to my country roots. I was raised in mobile, Alabama and I miss the country air. I'm ready to explore new opportunity. My job as a police officer places me in obligations that warrant me to make negative changes. I'm constantly reminded of mean and evil people. I'm subjecting to gun violence, child abuse, deadly accidents and police suicide. I'm ready for change. I'm ready for positive changes and new inspiration.

I'm a hard worker. I'm dedicated and a team player. I don't smoke, don't do drugs and rarely do I drink a glass of wine.

I'm also in to yoga and I can teach meditation and nutrition courses.

Also, I'm a vegetarian and I'm educated in non GMO/gluten free diet.
I'm looking for a place that I can work in exchange for housing. I do have a car payment/car insurance that I'm responsible for, however, I will work doing whatever I need to do around the farm, house or errands. Having transportation I feel is a plus. I can commit to 30 hours a week in exchange for housing.

I hope you find my profile of great benefit My email is csa592@yahoo.com and 912-656-8807. I look forward to speaking to you and your family soon. Kind regards.... Courtney
 
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