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Francis Blake of the Waukon area is among 14 experienced farmers from across Iowa who have committed to hire an employee through Practical Farmers of Iowa’s Labor4Learning program. Along with a paid on-farm job, he will provide additional training on topics essential to becoming a successful farmer.

Francis owns and operates Blake Family Organic Farm that includes a dairy, beef cows and laying hens. He also grows corn, soybeans, hay and small grains, all certified organic. His farm’s job opening is for up to 40 hours a week, and responsibilities include help with milking and other dairy activities, moving cattle, packing eggs and help with haying and weeding.

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