When family farms fell into consolidation and industrialization following World War II, rural America ceased production of its most valuable asset -- farm kids.
Throughout history, children growing up on farms have been taught the value of hard work, dedication, and logical thinking. The same goes for the children of "mom & pop" local businesses. In the past, these children unknowingly faced the burden of instilling these characteristics into their peers. Through school, sports, or eventually taking a job in town, America's farm kids & children of business owners pulled forward the work force and taught real life skills to those who were not fortunate enough to have a childhood that left them so well equipped.
Since the near extinction of America's family farms and main street businesses, farm kids have become an endangered species, and the implications of this fact are well evident throughout the workforce.
Multinational foreign corporations now dominate rural America. They complete their work with million dollar machines and migrant workers, falling under the eyes of the local community but never interacting with it. We, at Gunthorp Farms, have seen the neglect that conventional agriculture places upon our local community and economy. We strive to be a driving force of the solution, not part of the problem.
As such, we are reevaluating our hiring, training, and staffing programs to develop a workforce for the future, not just workers for today. One of our main focuses is on our high ability local youth. These individuals are often faced with highly systematic and structured opportunities when looking for part time employment (such as fast food and retail options). These positions, while efficient and readily available, stifle the individual's opportunity to develop real life skills and poorly represent the work world which these youth will one day grow to be a part of.
Our operation prides itself in the free expression of ideas, and the flexibility to do things differently. Every employee acts as an advisor to their superiors as we encourage them to bring forth new solutions to our conflicts and provide input on how our business should be allocating its resources.
We are searching for highly motivated high school and college aged individuals in our community who want to push themselves to new heights and help create the workforce of the future. If you are looking for the opportunity to learn new skills, innovate new processes, and manage both systems and employees, please give us a shot. We believe we can help anyone achieve their future career goals (no matter what those goals might be) through the skills and tasks that can be learned at Gunthorp Farms.
To apply, please download this application and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. A copy of your resume and most recent report card would also be appreciated. Applicants must be 14 years old or older.
text or call: 260-499-0159
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