A ranch work study program may be the next step in strengthening your regenerative agriculture career. Spend one week, two weeks, or one-month with the Smith Family on the holistically managed, certified organic Springs Ranch in Fort Bidwell, California. The Springs Ranch is the learning site for the Jefferson Center, an accredited Savory Global Network Hub. Learn how a holistically managed ranch operates on a day-to-day basis. Ranch work study participants are provided lodging on the ranch, or in nearby cabins and lodging in Fort Bidwell. Participants may participate in all workshops, events and courses offered during their stay, at no additional cost. Enjoy all Surprise Valley and Modoc County has to offer including hiking, hunting, fishing, camping and rural events like community pot-lucks, BBQs and rodeos. Join in all ranch management work from holistic grazing planning to working cattle.
Read more about the experiences of past ranch work study participants:
- Chloe Burns, Lawrence, Kansas
- Willie Canseco, Austin, Texas
- Second post by Willie Canseco
- Gregorio Ponce, El Centro, California
- Second video by Gregorio Ponce
We are very selective about who we invite into our lives through this program. Those who have participated are now close friends, almost like family. We’ve learned so much from them. We are honored to play a role in their lives, helping connect them to career opportunities, college programs and supporting them with letters of recommendation, introductions and connections.
You may learn more about us and Springs Ranch by following us on Instagram. Please email us for more information. Please send us your resume and letter of intent via email. We want to understand what you want to achieve with the Ranch Study Program, and how it fits into your own holistic context. What are your goals and how does this fit into your long-term plans? We look forward to hearing from you! We will email you the link to purchase the program once approved. The cost per week is $875. This includes lodging and a pass to all trainings offered during your stay. Please contact us for special packages and possible discounts.