Otter Creek Farm
Last Updated On: agosto 30th, 2021 at 08:27AM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
189 Otter Creek Rd
Johnsonville, New York, 12094
Primary Contact: Elizabeth Collins
Secondary Contact: Bradley Wiley
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: We are a 440 acre diversified farm We have a herd (40 cow/calf) of 100% grass-fed beef that we rotationally graze. As well, we raise a small number of pastured pigs, meat birds, laying hens and a home dairy cow. We have a farmstay on the property where we rent 3 amazing tents from may-November. Our days are busy with daily chores, farmstay guest check-in/out and farm tours along with any projects we can get done.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: Sept 1, 2021
Internship Ends: Dec 1, 2021
Number of Internship Available: 1-2 Either a single person or a couple
Application Deadline: Until filled
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 months
We are looking for someone to help us finish the 2021 season from Sept- Dec. We are looking for help with projects which include weedeating, building a chicken coop, prepping for a fencing project next year, daily chores and the closing of the farmstay season. We are willing to provide the tools necessary and teach whatever skills are needed. This farm offers a broad range of work and never gets boring. We are organized and practice good communication.
Educational Opportunities: The educational possibilities are endless. We are engaged in a soil health grant with NESARE and will be hosting a farmer workshop with Allen Williams in October. We have both completed HMI and Ranching for Profit. There are many local programs to become involved in as well. Most importantly there are many things to learn on a daily basis. Farming always has something to teach us and make us use our creativity.
Skills Desired: It would be nice to have someone with some animal husbandry skills and/or but not necessary.
Meals: Meat and eggs are provides. Veggies are when available (garden space available). You will need to do your own cooking however there will be many times we share a meal at the house.
Stipend: There will be no stipend for this internship.
Housing: Yes, housing is in a 32' fully furnished and equipped camped with heat and A/C.
Preferred method of Contact: Phone or email