Champlain Valley NY Vegetable Production/Livestock Farming Intern Opportunities
Heirloom Vegetable Production
: Interns will be involved in all facets of mostly-heirloom vegetable production in greenhouse and field from seed to storage: soil sampling & testing; starting and transplanting seeds, cultivating, weeding, irrigating, maintaining, harvesting, cleaning, trimming, and storing a wide variety of heirloom vegetables, fruits, berries, herbs and flowers as well as hops and vinifera grapes using organic and sustainable practices. Experience with farming tools and equipment preferred but not required. Interest in organic/sustainable practices a must.
1-2 interns will be involved with the care and maintenance of heritage sheep, layers, broilers and pigs as well as non-heritage cattle. Tasks include: creating new grazing paddocks on a weekly (sometimes daily) basis, rotating the animals and fencing; caring for, monitoring, feeding, and watering all animals; egg production, and making hay. Knowledge of farm equipment and tools preferred. Carpentry skills a plus.
Compensation: Group housing is available for all interns. Hourly compensation is commensurate with experience. Hours may be long and vary depending on weather and seasonality.
Timing: April through October 2015 (rolling)
Ideal candidates are reliable, self-motivated and possess a naturally strong work ethic and good problem solving skills. Must be able to lift 50-75 lbs. and enjoy working outdoors.
Rolling Hills Farm is a new and highly diversified farm in the Champlain Valley of New York with a focus on producing clean and natural food using organic and sustainable practices.
Please email your resume and cover letter specifying your interest in one of the above positions to firstname.lastname@example.org.