>Regarding your help wanted, I am not your man, but I wish you well.
>As for appropriateness of the post, I say it is okay, and it raises a
>subject I've been thinking about for a while. That is on-farm senior
>volunteers. I don't know tons of farmers, but I have come across two
>interesting cases. The first was a guy in vegetable farming in the upper
>potomac area, struggling against the odds, and saying that he was surviving
>only with the help of a retired friend who just liked farming. The other
>case is a farmer who has a friend, retired, I think, who shows up at
>critical agricultural times and camps in his mobile home. With his wife, I
>The point is that there are lots of ads and inquiries about "internships"
>which seem directed mainly at young people who don't know much. It is
>entirely appropriate to be looking for volunteers with good will who have
>life experience and skills.
>Seeing as how the farmer himself might well be regarded as a volunteer,
>given limited returns in many cases, the involvement of other volunteers is
>Of course each volunteer would have to go into a situation with eyes open
>and prepared to negotiate an acceptable and non-exploitive relationship.
>At 01:49 PM 6/29/99 -0400, ceres100 wrote:
>>I hope this is not an inappropriate post for the list but I am really
>>trouble finding farm help and thought some of you may know someone who
>>would be interested in this situation.
>>My ad goes as follows:
>>Free rent in exchange for part time work on a peaceful picturesque
>>family farm with a focus on sustainable agriculture, conservation of
>>breeds of livestock, and simple living. Seeking a mature single adult
>>livestock handling and equipment operation/ maintenance skills. Must
>>own transportation. No drug or alcohol problems/dogs/live in guests.
>>Roy B. Davis
>>Rt 1 Box 351
>>Weston, WV 26452
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