Graham Donahue is a young farmer with over 6 years of experience, at least some experience with most types of farming but mostly raising livestock (sheep and chickens). He is looking for an opportunity to manage a farm or for a long term lease situation to start his own. He has been an intern on two different farms and is looking to use his passion for pasture management, raising livestock and other production. If you have land available for lease or looking for a farm manager in Cumberland/Fluvanna/Goochland/Powhatan/Amelia/Prince Edward/Buckingham area, please contact Graham Donahue at firstname.lastname@example.org or (540) 333-6552.
An individual in Franklin County is looking for a draft/work horse with plowing experience. Please call Sherrard Holland at (540) 420-2168.
Unique Opportunity for a Young/Beginning/Aspiring Farmer: Omega Lane Farm
We are a small organic farm outside RuralRetreat. We’re looking for a responsible and hard-working apprentice. In exchange for 25-29 hours of work we’re offering a furnished farmhouse, farm produce, and hands-on experience in our passive-solar greenhouse and gardens.
Some of the things you will learn are:
Straw Bale Gardening
Natural Pest Control
Food Processing Techniques
Marketing at a Farmers Market
Position May 1st-October 1st (flexible)
If Interested, please contact us at:
Suzanne Capone: 276-686-5843
HURRY: APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 31!!!
ET Food Hub Explained
ET Food Hub Farmer Application – Due March 31
Dear Potential ET Food Hub Beginning farmer partner:
Did you know that over half of all beginning farm businesses fail within the first 5 years of operation? Ellwood Thompsons (ET) Produce Educator-Heather DeMascio and Virginia State University College of Agriculture (VSU-COA) Cooperative Extension-Dr. Theresa Nartea are teaming together to make a positive change in increasing the success rate for Virginia beginning farm businesses.
VSU-COA and ET are working together to develop an ET Food Hub model targeted at priority purchasing from minority and women farmers who have owned and operated their farm for less than five years and who farm within a 100 mile driving distance from the ET store located at 4 N Thompson St, Richmond, VA 23221. Through an unique partnership with VSU-COA, selected farmer applicants will receive educational training to successfully sell directly to ET and develop their diversified marketing strategy to ensure continuing business success.
Dr. Theresa Nartea & Heather DeMascio
A Charlotte County dark-fired producer is looking for about 3,000 tobacco sticks. Please contact the Charlotte or Lunenburg county agent with any information.
Charlotte – Bob Jones (434) 315-4366
Lunenburg – Lindy Tucker (434) 321-2009; email@example.com
Need experienced horse person to help with barn duties Monday through Friday AM and PM. 20-30 hours a week. Please email with experience if interested. May possibly need an extra weekend person from time to time as well. Email firstname.lastname@example.org