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Windy Ridge Jerseys Internship Opportunity

Windy Ridge Jerseys is seeking a summer intern for 2019. Duties would include, but are not limited to, assisting with morning milking chores, some evening milking chores, heifer and calf management, mixing total mixed ration for lactating herd, breeding, and herd health. Also includes assisting with general field work. Experience operating a skid steer and tractors is preferred. Typical hours would be 7 am to 5 pm, unless assisting with evening milking, with every other weekend off. Housing is included on farm. Windy Ridge Jerseys is owned by J and Rachel Hodge. They are located in Muskingum county, about 1-½ hours south of ATI campus; 3 miles from St Rt 83 and about 10 minutes from I-70 in New Concord, Ohio. Their herd consists of 130 lactating Registered Jerseys and 90 heifers. They farm around 200 acres, which includes corn, hay and pasture. In the spring of 2016 they added a new sand bedded drive-thru freestall barn including headlocks, cow brush, and Juno robot, as well as a new double 6 herringbone parlor. They take extreme pride and focus on producing high quality milk, high production, and genetics. Their herd is enrolled in the REAP program with American Jersey Cattle Association. Call or text J at 740-624-2204 with questions, find them on Facebook and Instagram @windyridgejerseys, and email your resume to