Carversville Farm Foundation – Seasonal Livestock Farmer
Last Updated On: enero 16th, 2023 at 08:58AM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
6127 Mechanicsville Road
Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania, 18934
Primary Contact: Steven Tomlinson
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Carversville Farm Foundation is a non-profit that grows fresh food specifically for donation to local communities in need. We run a certified organic farm where we raise top-quality vegetables, poultry, beef and eggs, and we donate over 100% percent of our harvests to Philadelphia-area soup kitchens and food pantries. In 2022, we gave more than 10,000 pounds of grassfed beef; over 36,000 pounds of pasture-raised chicken and turkey; nearly half a million eggs; and over 130,000 pounds of fresh produce. We also sustain the environment through our rigorous organic farming practices and train future farmers through our apprentice program.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 4/3/2023
Internship Ends: 11/22/23
Number of Internship Available: 3
Application Deadline: Rolling
Minimum Length of Stay: 8 months
About the position:
The seasonal livestock farmer will join a dedicated team of farmers to take care of all of our pasture based livestock needs. We raise beef cattle, laying hens, turkeys, broiler chickens and have several goats for hedge row maintenance. There will be daily chores of collecting eggs, moving fences according to our rotational grazing plan, feeding and watering all species while remaining observant to the animals’ needs. We are looking for skilled and dedicated livestock farmers that care for the animals and health of the land. We are striving to create the most healthful food we can donate to those in need.
1 year livestock experience preferred
Experience operating equipment
Demonstrate record keeping ability
Working with our team to execute daily tasks including:
Collecting and washing eggs
Moving fencing and infrastructure for beef, poultry and goats
Support record keeping
Repair, maintenance and cleaning of animal infrastructure
Hatching and brooding young poultry stock
Contribute to a safe and orderly working environment
This job description covers key responsibilities but does not capture all job duties. We work as a team and there are times we need all hands on deck to accomplish a task. Flexibility is key to joining our dynamic team.
Carversville Farm Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license.
Send a resume and cover letter with three references to email@example.com
Educational Opportunities: We partner with Rodale Institute to provide educational opportunities
Skills Desired: We are looking for people committed to our mission and procedures with these abilities: Work independently and on a team Dependable and observant Strong work ethic Positive and proactive problem solving skills Readiness to work outside in all weather conditions Ability to lift 50 lbs repetitively Detail oriented Knowledge and experience in good food handling and processing Desire to learn Flexible in schedule and tasks
Stipend: $15 PER HOUR
Preferred method of Contact: email