Glynwood Livestock Apprentice
Last Updated On: septiembre 6th, 2023 at 08:51AM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
362 Glynwood Road
Cold Spring, New York, 10516
Primary Contact: Nicole Scott
Number: (845) 265-3338
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Our agricultural practices cultivate healthy soils, crops, pastures and livestock to produce healthy, nutritious food for the communities that we serve. We believe that these practices offer multiple benefits to our farm and our region because they cultivate healthy relationships on the farm and in the food system, minimize our need for inputs and our production of wastes, and support the accumulation of wealth. Our livestock operation is certified Animal Welfare Approved. Products are distributed via a meat CSA, on-site farm store, and to food access partners as part of our donation program. Read more at www.glynwood.org
CRAFT Member Farm? Yes
Internship Starts: March 11, 2024
Internship Ends: December 13, 2024
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: Apply by October 15, 2023 to be considered during our first-round interviews. Applications received Oct 16 - Nov 30 will be considered in second-round.
Minimum Length of Stay: March 11 through December 13
Glynwood seeks up to two apprentices for the 2024 season to be part of our Livestock Apprenticeship Program. The Apprenticeship Program is designed for beginning farmers who plan to pursue a career in livestock production. Apprentices assist in all aspects of production on our diversified, pasture-based livestock operation. We raise cattle, sheep, hogs and poultry. Work includes day-to-day care of the animals as well as monitoring breeding, birthing, caring for sick or injured animals, and pasture management.
We believe the most effective method of teaching farming is through experiential learning out in the field. We supplement our apprentice in-field learning with other educational opportunities including:
- Participating in 60 hrs of classroom-based learning presented by experts outside of the Glynwood farm team
- Sessions lasting 1-3 hrs on 20 different key farming topics and systems delivered by Glynwood farm managers
- Visiting many other regional farms as part of Mid-Hudson CRAFT
- Access to a robust alumni network and other organizational contacts for long-term technical and general networking assistance
The livestock apprentice positions are 9 months, from mid-March to mid-December. Apprentice compensation is as follows:
- $15 per hour wage
- Private room in a 6-bedroom house shared with the other apprentices
- Educational programing averaging 5 hrs/week
- Paid time off
- $500 in a Healthcare Reimbursement Account
- $200 workwear stipend, and $250 conference stipend
- Free Glynwood eggs and vegetables and a 40% discount on Glynwood meat and Farm Store products
Click here for the Livestock Apprentice posting and the link to the application form. Apply by October 15, 2023 to be considered during our first-round interviews.
Educational Opportunities: Educational Opportunities: In addition to working on the farm, apprentices receive significant education through a combination of modules and a 60 hr classroom-based curriculum. An additional 30-50 hours of education are delivered in the form of modules. These modules, similar to a cross between a standard operating procedure and a lesson plan, each last 1-3 hours and cover 20 different key farming topics. Topics covered by modules include: Low-stress animal handling techniques FAMACHA and body condition scoring for small ruminants Hoof trimming Cattle & sheep breeding Meat inventory & CSA management Cost of Goods Sold & Pricing Poultry Processing Rotational grazing & pasture monitoring Fencing Calving & lambing Vet skills Egg Washing & Packing All apprentices are encouraged to visit regional farms as part of the Mid-Hudson Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT). Apprentices also gain access to a robust alumni network and other organizational contacts for long-term technical and general networking assistance.
Skills Desired: Eligibility Requirements: High school diploma or GED At least 3 consecutive months of working outdoors in a physically demanding job, such as landscaping, farming, or construction work Some livestock farming experience, such as one year’s employment or an internship on a farm is preferred Valid US Driver License in good standing COVID-19 vaccination Additional Requirements: Basic competency with the Google Suite, including word processing, spreadsheets, email, and calendar Ability to communicate clearly in English, verbally and in writing Professional, collegial, straightforward, non-aggressive communication Capable of both working alone and on a team Willing and able to help with emergencies during non-regular hours Ability to lift at least 50 pounds on a regular basis
Meals: Apprentices receive free Glynwood eggs and vegetables and a 40% discount on Glynwood meat and Farm Store products, and have access to a full kitchen in shared housing.
Stipend: Compensation: $15 per hour wage Paid time off: 6 vacation days, 3 sick days, paid holidays (however, farm staff rotate coverage of holidays and receive comp time for any holidays worked) An average of 5 paid educational hours per week $500 in a Healthcare Reimbursement Account $200 workwear stipend, and $250 education stipend free Glynwood eggs and vegetables; and a 40% discount on Glynwood meat and Farm Store products Private room in a 6-bedroom house shared with the other apprentices
Housing: Employee Housing: Apprentices are assigned a private room in a 6-bedroom house and can expect to have 4 housemates. We cannot accommodate pets or significant others. Apprentices must be willing to share a living space with coworkers. Please carefully consider if you will be comfortable in this living situation before applying for this position.
Preferred method of Contact: Website: Please complete the job application form. No emails or phone calls please.