Livestock Apprentice – Glynwood

Contact information
Farm Address:
362 Glynwood Road
Cold Spring, New York, 10516

Primary Contact: Lauren Kaplan
Primary Phone:
    Number: (845) 265-3338


Internship information
General Farm Description: About Glynwood Glynwood’s mission is to ensure the Hudson Valley is a region defined by food, where farming thrives. We work to advance regenerative agriculture that benefits the natural environment, energizes local economies, enhances human health and strengthens rural communities. Glynwood’s farm is located in Cold Spring, NY, in the mid Hudson Valley. Our diversified farm, with a variety of livestock and a vegetable CSA, serves as a venue for our farmer training efforts. Other core organization efforts include our Regional Food program--which creates and implements collaborative opportunities for food and farming professionals that enhance the region's agricultural viability and identity--and Public Programs such as curated dinners, tours and workshops, which encourage a deeper appreciation for sustainable agriculture and local food systems among our Hudson Valley communities.

CRAFT Member Farm? Yes

Internship Starts: March 14 2023
Internship Ends: December 15 2023
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: ASAP, Reviewed on a rolling basis; Deadline January 31 2023
Minimum Length of Stay: Duration of apprenticeship (9 months). Position is 40-50 hrs/week, not including an additional of 5 hours of unpaid instructions, M-F with rotating weekend chores.

Internship Details:

Overview: Do you think that producing high quality, regenerative, pastured-proteins is a valuable contribution to your community? Have you taken the first few steps along the path to owning or managing a regenerative livestock operation?  If so, Glynwood’s on-farm livestock apprenticeship may be for you!  Designed for aspiring livestock farmers with some previous experience, our apprenticeship program will take your skills to the next level through a 10-month program of “learning-as-you-go” in our Animal Welfare-Approved livestock operation that will enhance your understanding of the principles and practices of regenerative, pasture-based production of beef, pork, lamb and poultry products.

Glynwood’s Apprenticeship program will ask a lot of you.  Apprentices work full-time on the livestock farm team, participate in all educational offerings, complete regular assessments of their skills and progress towards program goals, and are encouraged to participate in Glynwood led events, networks, and other programs. Apprentices are also expected to support Glynwood’s culture of philanthropy by contributing to story-telling projects led by our development and communications team.  

Job Summary: On a daily basis, this Apprentice position takes direction from the Associate Director, Livestock Operation and the Assistant Livestock Manager, and works with others on all aspects of Glynwood’s livestock operation. The apprentice is expected to participate in bi-weekly educational programs and other educational activities, including directed readings, occasional evening presentations, and farm visits throughout the Hudson Valley region.


Essential Job Duties 

  • Provide day-to-day care for all species of livestock on the farm: cattle, sheep, hogs and poultry. Must be willing and able to handle all species. 
  • Monitor breeding and birthing
  • Care for sick and injured animals
  • Participate in livestock record keeping
  • Fence installation and repair
  • Maintain livestock infrastructure and tools
  • Pasture maintenance
  • Manure management
  • Digitize record keeping logs on a rotating monthly basis
  • Uphold high aesthetic standards so that farm office, barns, pastures, etc. always look neat and in top condition

Apprentices receive in-field training from dedicated mentors in each of the above core competencies.

For a complete job posting and instructions on how to apply, visit

Educational Opportunities: Additional Educational Opportunities: Apprentices attend more than 60 hours of educational and practical skills workshop in topics including: - Rotational grazing - Pasture and soil health - Business planning - Marketing - Tractor safety and mechanization - Food access and food justice - Small engine safety and mechanization - Basic carpentry Participate in skills assessment process to evaluate / improve skills Participate in Mid-Hudson Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT) Access organizational contacts for long-term networking assistance

Skills Desired: One season of farm experience strongly preferred. See complete list of experience and competencies here:

Meals: No

Stipend: Compensation: $650 per week ($16.25 per hour);, private room in a shared house; $400 in a Healthcare Reimbursement Account; 60 hours of classroom based education; free Glynwood vegetables; and a 40% discount on Glynwood meat and Farm Store products. Paid Time off: Apprentices earn 6 vacation days and 3 sick days.

Housing: Yes

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