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Old 03-21-2009, 01:03 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Does anyone need a farm hand , I was born and raised on Dairy Farm in Michigan
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Old 03-21-2009, 07:55 AM
 
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check the ads in Hoard's Dairyman magazine.
Contact the County extension office in counties where dairy farming is predominant.

There is a huge demand for dairy farm workers who are LEGAL residents.
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Old 03-21-2009, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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check the ads in Hoard's Dairyman magazine.
Contact the County extension office in counties where dairy farming is predominant.

There is a huge demand for dairy farm workers who are LEGAL residents.
marmac: as this interests me too, I'm considering giving up my professional trade to do what I love most... ranching, farming and animals. I looked up your suggesion for Hoard's Dairyman magazine. There is no classifieds in it.

Any trade journals more specific to south Texas farm country? I see an ad placed now and then for ranch hands locally but they all are offering $6.55/hr. I dont mind working for lesser monies but sheesh!!! Im used to 10 times that. Suggestions???
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Old 03-21-2009, 10:53 AM
 
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I have the latest issue of Hoard's Dairyman in front of me and there are--25-- listings under Help Wanted.
Many dairy farms need workers( unfortunately for desertsun41, they won't be paying $65.50 an hour)
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Old 03-21-2009, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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check the ads in Hoard's Dairyman magazine.
Contact the County extension office in counties where dairy farming is predominant.

There is a huge demand for dairy farm workers who are LEGAL residents.
Thank You marmac.
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Old 03-21-2009, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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marmac: as this interests me too, I'm considering giving up my professional trade to do what I love most... ranching, farming and animals. I looked up your suggesion for Hoard's Dairyman magazine. There is no classifieds in it.

Any trade journals more specific to south Texas farm country? I see an ad placed now and then for ranch hands locally but they all are offering $6.55/hr. I dont mind working for lesser monies but sheesh!!! Im used to 10 times that. Suggestions???
This could be in refrense with "live-in", meaning (expenses for) living on the farm is considered part of the pay.
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Old 03-21-2009, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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This could be in refrense with "live-in", meaning (expenses for) living on the farm is considered part of the pay.
I could live with that. We live in an RV anyway. Just like Workamping we/I have no problem taking less money for free rent.

The person who has the copy of that magazine in front of them, the online version does not have classifieds. I sure would like to read them. I wonder if I can find this magazine in a good book store.
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Old 03-21-2009, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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I could live with that. We live in an RV anyway. Just like Workamping we/I have no problem taking less money for free rent.

The person who has the copy of that magazine in front of them, the online version does not have classifieds. I sure would like to read them. I wonder if I can find this magazine in a good book store.
If I find them I'll post them for you
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Old 03-21-2009, 11:18 AM
 
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However, many of the ads in Hoard's Dairyman are for skilled positions------"herdsman , etc"

But, I'm betting places that are hiring for skilled positions are also hiring for lessor positions.

Many dairy farms state they have a difficult time finding workers, but that might change with the tight economy.
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Old 03-21-2009, 11:20 AM
 
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Another great place to get "word of mouth" info is from DHIA testers.

If a county has no DHIA testers, chances are there are no/few dairy farms in that area.
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