At Sinking Creek and Cattle, LLC, we believe the development of the agricultural industry begins with hands-on education. Our internship program revolves around challenging students to broaden their understanding of the agricultural industry in a holistic way.
Our Program combines aspects of a working equine and cattle farm including herd management, facility maintenance, record keeping, beef sales/marketing, land stewardship and overall farm operations. Our interns also gain valuable knowledge of Federal State and non-profit programs like EQUIP, CREP, NRCS, as well as the opportunity to work with groups like The Nature Conservancy and The American Chestnut Foundation.
Sinking Creek Land and Cattle, LLC has hosted summer interns from colleges around the country including Auburn University, Colorado State University, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, Mississippi State and more.
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Watch Renee, a previous intern, explain her experiences as a Sinking Creek Land and Cattle intern!
Meet our Interns!
Amber is from Newport, Virginia and is excited about the opportunities she will encounter while interning at Sinking Creek Land and Cattle! She loves and appreciates the sustainability that comes from a variety of farming, big or small. She hopes to continue her education after her graduation from Virginia Tech to eventually become a mixed-animal veterinarian. Amber is our 2017 Capstone project student.
As a senior at Colorado State University, Sierra joins our team excited to learn more about the agriculture industry. Although farming is not in her background, she is passionate about learning about new fields of study and how they apply to her interests in nutrition, genetics and meat science.
Abbey joins us as an intern from Mississippi State University and has a passion for agriculture. She appreciates farming and all the life lessons it has taught her over the years! Her favorite quote comes from a previous agriculture professor, “If you grow up learning how to treat animals, you know how to better treat people!” Abbey see’s veterinary school or furthering her education in the agriculture field in her future.
Ethan is originally from a small Texas town known as Winters and is currently enrolled at Texas A&M. His love for farming stems from his passion for feeding the world. He appreciates the opportunity farming presents to watch a crop or an animal grow from start to finish, then placing the resources into the world’s food chain. After graduation, Ethan plans to receive his masters in Animal Science and work in the beef cattle industry.
Sydney is heading into her junior year at Mississippi State University this fall. Originally from Hopkinsville, Kentucky, she joins our team with an eagerness to learn more about animal care and farming. She appreciates the life lessons that are gained from farming and allows it's practices to influence her own patience, respect and humbleness. She plans to attend Veterinary school at Mississippi State and eventually open her own animal practice after graduation.
Rachel joins our program as a graduate student from Auburn University. Her favorite part about farming is calving season. She loves to interact with new baby calves! After graduation, Rachel plans on pursuing a Masters of Agriculture which will eventually lead to an M.S. and a Ph.D while studying beef cattle reproduction.
Eric is currently working on his second degree from Ferrum College. His strong love for homesteading and farming led him to Sinking Creek, and he is excited about the rewarding opportunity to grow, tend to and yield crops during harvest time. He’s excited to work with chickens and other small farm animals. Once he graduates, he plans to work as a wildlife technician for a national park in Virginia.