Summer Farm Internship

Job Description:

Interns will have the opportunity to contribute and learn all aspects of the farm and garden from milking cows to washing tomatoes to marketing hogs. The needs of the farm and garden, prior experience of the intern and the interest of the intern will determine what work the intern will be involved with. Interns will also have the opportunity to work on two other sustainable farms in the area that we work closely with. The internship requires that during some busy weeks you will be working 70+ hours doing rigorous work in the hot sun. A typical schedule:

Monday – Day Off

Tuesday - Breakfast at 7:30AM, 9:00AM Farm Work, Noon Lunch, 2:00PM Garden Work, Milking at 5:00PM, Dinner at 6:00PM, Haymaking after dinner

Wednesday – 6:00AM Garden Harvest, Breakfast at 7:30AM, 9:00AM Farm Work, Noon Lunch, 2:00PM Garden Work, Milking at 5:00PM, Dinner at 6:00PM, Evening off.

Thursday - Breakfast at 7:30AM, 9:00AM Farm Work, Noon Lunch, 2:00PM Garden Work, Milking at 5:00PM, Dinner at 6:00PM, Cattle Move after Dinner

Friday – 6:00 AM Milking, Breakfast at 7:30AM, 9:00AM Farm Work, Noon Lunch, 2:00PM Garden Work, Milking at 5:00PM, Dinner at 6:00PM, Cattle Move after Dinner

Saturday - 6:00 AM Milking, Breakfast at 8:00 AM, Work at Early boots Farm (Neighbors Farm) all day with dinner.

Sunday – 6:00 AM Milking, Breakfast at 7:30AM, 9:00AM Farm Work, Noon Lunch, 2:00PM Garden Work, Milking at 5:00PM Dinner at 6:00PM, Evening off.

Compensation:

Housing – Provided in one of our homes

Meals – One hot meal is provided per day. Food will be provided for breakfast and dinner but interns must prepare meal themselves. Interns will be required to cook one hot meal per week in the house they live in.

Stipend – $200 / month

Farm Produce and Meat – Full access to the bounty of the land

Field Trips – Time off to visit other farms in the area

Qualifications:

We are looking for enthusiastic people with initiative that are comfortable working alongside people with developmental disablities. It is more important that you resonate with the values of our farm and community than that you have prior farming skills. Interns must pass a background check, must have health insurance, agree to sign our service policy, be able to lift 50 lbs. and be willing to work outdoors in all types of weather.

Please email a copy of your resume to briggs.alexander@gmail.com and fill out the inquiry form below if you are interested in this position.

 

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