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Oregon training opportunities for aspiring livestock producers

 
Matt Gordon
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Hi all -

I work with Rogue Farm Corps, a program that helps to train aspiring farmers/ranchers through hands-on immersion on sustainable host farms. We have a great host farm http://fragafarm.com that is an organic goat dairy and makes amazing cheese! In addition they raise a specialty guinea hog as well as some berry crops. They are looking for a student intern for 2015 through our program - it would be perfect for someone interested in goats and cheese. I'll post in chickens and the cattle forum because we have some farms working with them as well. Here's some more info on our program:

Aspiring Livestock Producers Needed. Join Rogue Farm Corps in 2015!
Applications are now open for positions throughout Oregon.

Interested in learning how to raise grass-fed meat? Want to know what it takes to run a sustainable cow or goat dairy? How about pastured eggs? Many of our participating host farms specialize in sustainable livestock and/or dairy production, and a few focus on both vegetable AND animal production for the student who wants to learn it all. Please browse the listings of host farms on our website for more details: http://roguefarmcorps.org

Rogue Farm Corps' FarmsNext program is an entire season of hands-on training and skill-based education in sustainable agriculture for aspiring farmers and ranchers. This immersive on-farm experience combines field training with a mentor farmer, classroom learning with agricultural professionals and expert farmers, tours of local farms, and opportunities for farm-based independent study. Positions available on a diverse network of commercial family farms in four communities across Oregon. No experience necessary to apply. More info http://roguefarmcorps.org

Rogue Farm Corps trains the next generation of farmers and ranchers through hands-on educational programs. Our host farms are located in four cluster around Oregon: the Rogue Valley, the Portland Metro Area, the South Willamette Valley, and Central Oregon. For complete program descriptions, information on our host farms, and applications, visit our website: http://roguefarmcorps.org
 
Carmella Montebello
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Sounds super cool! If I were younger, and not married, I would totally do it. I'm not far from there -- Roseburg area.
 
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