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Chickens roaming through and feeding at Lakota Ranch during From Service to Stewardship a two-day workshop in Remington, Va., on Saturday, May 21, 2016. The Livestock Conservancy, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and Lakota Ranch, are holding this workshop to help educate military service veterans about rare breed animal and poultry options for farming enterprises.Some of the topics include, getting started, networking, marketing, poultry processing, breeding, husbandry, scything, rotational grazing and pasture management, tractor selections, milking and oxen, and electric fence building.In 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the availability of more than $9 million in outreach and technical assistance for minority farmers and ranchers and military veterans that are new to farming and ranching. The funding, provided through the Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program, also known as the 2501 Program, will enable community-based organizations and other partners to work directly with these groups to successfully acquire, own and operate farms and ranches and equitably participate in all USDA programs. The 2014 Farm Bill reauthorized the program and expanded targeted communities.For more information please see: USDA Media by Lance Cheung.. Original public domain image from Flickr

Are you looking for a fun and rewarding part-time job doing something you love?

At The Pet Professionals we work hard and play hard, reaping some of the very BEST rewards. If you like kitten cuddles, puppy kisses, flexible schedules and being OUTSIDE, then we have the job for you.
We are always looking to add motivated and reliable pet sitters and dog walkers to our team. Candidates must live within our current service area, including Fuquay-Varina (27526), Willow Spring (27592), Angier (27501) and Raleigh (27603).

Hours needed range from 10-30 hours per week and vary depending on your availability and the season. Our most sought-after shifts are mid-day between 11am-2pm weekdays and weekends/holidays. Priority will be given to candidates who are able to meet the following requirements:
• Must love animals and feel comfortable working with all types and species. (Pet care experience is a plus but not a necessity.)
• Must be able to handle and walk dogs of all sizes (large and small breeds).
• An eye for detail and a strong work ethic to see through to completion.
• Ability to work independently with little or no supervision.
• Strong written communication skills.
• Punctual and on-time for appointments.
• Must be available for most major holidays (July 4th, Memorial Day weekend, Labor Day weekend, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year’s)

Roles we have a STRONG need to fill are Dog Walkers (M-F mid-day) and Overnight Pet Sitters.

If you think this sounds like you, please CLICK HERE to fill out the interest form!