This year Jon and Tim decided that they would like an intern to help around the farm during the summer. They wanted this experience to be both productive and educational. We had a lot of great applicants coming from different backgrounds and experiences.
Annie, our new intern, started about a month ago. She is an University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate. Annie grew up on a conventional farrow to finish hog and crop farm. I sat down with her last night (well, actually we were both making super in the kitchen after chores and there really was no sitting) to ask her a few questions about her experience so far.
Annie applied for our internship because last year she had an internship position on an organic herb and vegetable farm. While the experience gave her valuable insight about organic farming, she realized that she is “not good working with plants and (she) doesn’t care about plants.” Annie wanted an experience where she was able to work with livestock.
If Annie could have any job in the world it would be a mom, but if she had to pick a “career” she would love to own a farm where the focus is education to consumers and visitors.
Her favorite parts about job so far on the farm is working with the calves and of course Lisa’s desserts. The thing she that has surprised her the most about the job is the amount of “poop” that ends up on her at the end of the day.
The long hours and crazy schedule haven’t scared her away yet. Annie is a great worker who is willing to give any job a try. She fits right in with our family and we are glad to have found her. Tim is also happy that he is having a chance to get jobs done that have needed attention for quite some time.
Thanks Annie for all your hard work!
Zweber Farms is a 4th generation family operated organic dairy. We also specialize in sustainably raised beef, pork and chicken and sell it directly to customers in Minnesota.Visit our website to learn more, http://www.zweberfarms.com