Dormouse Farm Apprenticeship


Company: Dormouse Farm
Location: Jacksonville, OR
Compensation: 15/h
Employment Type: Full-Time, Internship / Apprentice, Part-Time
Job Categories: Agriculture
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Date Posted: January 12, 2024

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https://www.roguefarmcorps.org/host-farms/dormouse

We are a diverse, small family farm enterprise, raising poultry for meat and eggs; goats for raw goat milk; a large variety of vegetables, herbs, and cut flowers. Our largest crops are greenhouse tomatoes, peppers, and basil. These crops are sold fresh, but primarily processed for value-added products.We operate year round. Daily chores include egg collection, cleaning, and packaging; feeding and caring for poultry and goats. Poultry (chickens & ducks) are raised in small, free range flocks. Chickens are processed on the farm. We have two farm sites. Our home farm is 7 min from downtown Jacksonville, 15 min from downtown Medford.  The other site is located in Jacksonville.

Farmers Cindy, David, and their daughter Morgan, operated a diverse organic farm in Carnation, WA for 17 years before moving to Oregon 6 years ago. Education is at the heart of our operation. Transparency to our customers and excellent quality products and customer service are values that drive our business.

An Apprenticeship at Dormouse Farm is part of Rogue Farm Corps’ beginning farmer training program. Hands-on field training at the Host Farm is complemented by a series of classes, farm tours, discussions, and networking events organized by Rogue Farm Corps. 

EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

Apprentices join other beginning farmers for an Educational Event Series facilitated by Rogue Farm Corps.

The full event series includes:

24 classes focused on foundational sustainable agriculture concepts, skills, and knowledge and the food system.

7-10 farm tours which showcase practical skills and individual farmers’ stories, as well as provide insight into diverse production and marketing systems.

3-5 discussion circles with topics including Food Justice / Food Sovereignty, and Next Steps for Beginning Farmers.

RFC strives to make all educational events inclusive and welcoming to people from all backgrounds and identities. Classes, tours, and discussions are led by Rogue Farm Corps staff, agricultural professionals, and expert farmers. Scholarships are available.