Spend your summer in Missouri learning from one of the top pastured poultry producers in the country. For over 21+ years Peace Valley Poultry has been raising poultry on pasture, we have refined our feed and poultry shelters in a way that sets us apart from most other producers. Read up on all the details below.
General Farm Description:180 acres of grass managed with adaptive grazing. The centerpiece is chickens and turkey on pasture, moved every day. We process about 500 chickens once a week from mid-May until November.
Internship Starts: April 25, flexible
Internship Ends: December 1, flexible
Number of Internship Available:2
Minimum Length of Stay: 4-8 months
Internship Tasks: Interns will help with all jobs, which will include daily moving of cattle and poultry, and weekly butchering.
Educational Opportunities: You will learn how to run a large-scale pastured poultry farm from day old chicks. This includes mixing feed, brooder management, daily moves with labor-saving hoop houses, processing at 250 birds/hour, delivery, and marketing. Because we are a least cost producer, intern should be able to start a successful pastured poultry operation almost anywhere. We also belong to a grazing group with top-notch grazers and we meet for a pasture walk monthly.
Skills Desired:Must be in good physical shape, able to lift 50 pounds in a hot humid environment. Self-motivated, good communicator, able to work with others, have a strong desire to learn, hard-working, optimistic.
Meals:Intern will eat one meal with family. We will also provide a reasonable amount of meat for your other meals.
Housing:Cabin with electricity, no running water, access to bathroom/shower in butcher plant.
If you’re interested in applying, please give us a call or send an email.
Primary Phone: 417-293-0450
Secondary Phone: 417-277-5869
Primary Contact:Jim Protiva
Secondary Contact:JudyJo Protiva