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near Omaha
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 10
Persons: 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 21590
Region: Midwest

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Last Updated: March 12, 2014

Our farm is run by Cate, Tyler and James. We're in our mid-twenties and we have been farming each for 3-5+ years and taken part in various internships, WWOOFing, MOFGA, and full-time and part-time farming situations. We also have a two-year-old on board. This is our second year for the three of us together, after previously starting Big Muddy urban Farm in Omaha. Here in western Iowa we are doing organic vegetables and berries, wildcrafting, and value-added food products and soap on our small 10 acre farmstead 45 minutes East of Omaha. This year we are a part of a collaboratively run, with another farm, 50 member CSA. We sell to restaurants and will be doing occasional farmer's markets as well. We're expanding fast and would like to add bees and livestock to our line-up this year.

This spring we will have 1 acre in production and two acres freshly plowed and under cover crop. We have two barns, a wood shop, several sheds and a tractor. Projects this year are to build a cold storage unit, a farm-stand, drilling a well, an outdoor bath and toilet and building an outdoor kitchen. There is a lot to do this first year on our new land! We are excited for our new tractor as well, which you should drive.

We plan on planting up to 3 acres by fall! We have a lot of fun, brew beer every week, eat well, make a lot of connections, and we're expanding VERY fast. We also have a huge library of several hundred books related to organic farming. Come join us if you want to learn every aspect of our farmstead operation from soil fertility to marketing, business structures to homebrewing, alternative farm models, welding, how we make business connections, what organic farming is like in the Heartland, and how it is to be part of a young, successful farm. We go on occasional trips and go into Omaha a few days per week, attend a lot of conferences and love to laugh in the field. We live in a very small town with 180 people in it.

For the right person and commitment we may be able to offer a stipend. We have a bedroom and food to offer and expect your curiosity to drive you to work as much as we do while you're here. With that being said we are pretty laid back, take frequent brakes and joke around a lot. Ultimately we are looking for someone who would reciprocate the idea that you could come out of this feeling if you were left with the farm to yourself you could manage it properly.

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