Beaumont, Mississippi USA

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 Carey Fulmer
 510 Wingate Rd,
 Beaumont, MS 39423
 601-818-7354
 fax 601-964-8220
jcareyfulmer@gmail.com
www.fulmersfarmstead.com
Fulmer's Farmstead
Working horse-powered produce farm with on farm store as well as selling at area farmer's markets. We also host school groups in the spring and fall. There are three events hosted on the farm throughout the year. Fulmer's Homesteaders Gathering & Horsedrawn Auction in the spring, Mississippi Pecan Festival the last weekend of September, and Christmas in the Orchard in December. A great opportunity for someone who wants to learn to farm with horses with the added benefit of being exposed to other area teamsters.
Overview
  • Source of power: 8 Percheron horses (a team of 18h geldings and 3 mares).  Great farm broke horses that day in and day out get the job done.
  • Horses are used to: haul manure, on the walking and riding plow, disc, spring harrow and crumbler, spike tooth harrow, plastic layer, planter, cultivating single and double, field wagons, hay mowers, hay tedder, hay rake, hay loader, boom sprayer, corn binder.  Teams are also used during our events for demonstrations, training, and hauling people.
  • Other livestock: milk cows, milk goats, chickens
  • Acreage: 4 in garden, 16 in crops, 14 in pasture, 12 in hay
  • Owner's Experience: Working horses for over 25 years.  Horse farming full time for over 5 years.  Instructor at area draft horse school for many years
  • Skills offered in: Apprentice will learn to manage the barn, harness and hitch horses and drive.  The apprentice will also learn how to use and care for equipment.  How to plant, cultivate, and harvest produce for the market.  Apprentice will be exposed to all levels and facets of farm and business.
  • Work hours: 8 hours/day, 50 hours/week.
  • Apprenticeship: 1 apprentice, anytime but emphasis on the growing season. length is flexible.
  • Expectations: Apprentice must be physically fit with great attitude. Willing to adapt and change to a variety of tasks as they present themselves. Willing and able to work well with others. Able to work unsupervised after a reasonable training period. Honest and trustworthy with an appetite for learning. Not a drug user and presentable in appearance.
  • Apprentice must:
  • Stipend: Yes, flexible, determined by applicants skill level
  • Meals: home cooked meals provided
  • Accommodations: Yes - nice camper or cabin
  • Visit required: Yes, must visit first.
  • Trial period: Yes - 1 week
posted January, 2016


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