SEEKING AGRARIAN APPRENTICE for year-long apprenticeship on San Juan Ranch, a certified organic, grass-based cattle ranch in the San Luis Valley, Colorado. Hands-on experience with a cow-calf and grass-finishing operation, including Holistic Management, low-stress animal handling, herding, biological monitoring, marketing, financial planning, and land stewardship. San Juan Ranch has been recognized for innovation and leadership in sustainable agriculture.
In the spring of 2009, San Juan Ranch partnered with the Quivira Coalition to initiate a 12-month apprenticeship program. Thus far, we have successfully trained four apprentices, and the fifth will graduate in March 2013. We now seek the next apprentice for San Juan Ranch to start in late March 2013.
Enthusiasm and sincere commitment to sustainable agriculture and food production is more important than experience, though experience with large animals is a plus. Compensation is room/partial board + a stipend. Please download the application HERE, or contact Virginie Pointeau at the Quivira Coalition to request an application via email: email@example.com. Please read the entire application carefully before completing it. The application deadline is Sunday, January 27, 2013.