Meadowood Farms is hiring a Farm Intern for the 2018 season in Upstate New York
Meadowood Farms is a 225-acre farm in Upstate New York, raising dairy sheep, steers, and market lambs in a pasture-based system, and producing milk for our own branded sheeps-milk cheeses.
We are now accepting applications for our 2018 farm internship.
Job description for farm intern:
- Milking and general farm duties.
- Meadowood Farms has seasonal production, and therefore the duties are very seasonal:
• Late-March through mid-May: lambing out 120 ewes and start of milking those ewes
• Late March and early May: lambing out 35 hoggets (1st -timers) and training them to milking parlor • Late March through late October: milking 150 ewes and sending milk to processor
• April/May: purchasing new weanling steers
• April through November: pasture management and care of milking ewes, steers, and lambs on pasture
• March through October: livestock management, including deworming and vaccination, illness treatment, and weighing for harvest
• September through October: analysis of ewes’ production and conformation, preparing ewes for breeding (including using AI)
• October and November: breeding ewes, sales of market lambs and finished steers, readying the farm for winter
Hours and compensation:
The farm internship will begin ~ March 15th, and will continue through mid-November.
Duties will include all aspects of farm activities, including milking, livestock husbandry, pasture management. Interns will learn basics of machinery operation (skid steer and tractor).
Farm interns will work full time and will have every other weekend off.
We try to set milking schedules that reflect all staff’s preferences (i.e., morning vs evening milking), Compensation includes housing and a stipend commensurate with experience.
Apply to be a Farm Intern at Meadowood: Please communicate your interest in our farm internship position by sending a resume and cover letter telling us why you are interested in the position, to email@example.com, subject line “Farm Internship 2018”. Interested applicants are encouraged to visit the farm if at all possible.
Facebook: Meadowood Farms
Bee Tolman, Farm manager:315-760-2766
Quincy Wool, Flock manager:408-910-8897
To learn more about farming jobs and internships or to post an opportunity on beginningfarmers.org, go to: http://www.beginningfarmers.org/internship-and-employment-opportunities/