Wild Harmony Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
366 C Victory Highway
Exeter, Rhode Island, 02822

Primary Contact: Ben Coerper
Primary Phone:
    Number: 3155305947
    Email: wildharmonyfarm@gmail.com

Website: https://www.wildharmonyfarm.com

Internship information
General Farm Description: Wild Harmony Farm is a regenerative and certified organic livestock farm. For the 2022 season we plan to raise about 40 beef cattle, 80 pigs, 1500 meat chickens, and 200 turkeys.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: Early May
Internship Ends: October
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: March 14, 2022
Minimum Length of Stay: 5 months

Internship Details:

This position is for someone with some farming experience that wants pasture-based, regenerative, meat production to be a significant part of their life. This experience will move a motivated individual much closer to operating their own livestock business. Our Livestock Apprentice reports directly to our Assistant Livestock Manager. We offer monthly on-farm educational programming. We also support off-farm educational programs.

Position expectations:
Daily care of livestock
Healthy pasture maintenance
Assist with livestock health care and record-keeping
Maintain and construct fencing and water systems
Maintain attractive aesthetic of the property
Assist with loading and moving of livestock
Respectful and kind communication with other staff, neighbors, and contractors

Year-long position: starting in early May 2022, with the possibility of transitioning into a permanent position for the right person
Regular work hours: Mon-Fri, 8-9 hours/day, with weekend chore coverage in rotation with other staff. 2 paid days off earned per month of completed employment. Earned days off do not roll over year-to-year.

Educational Opportunities: Educational programming will include: Pasture and forage management Business planning Marketing Small engine maintenance Construction We welcome requests for other educational programming.

Skills Desired: Candidate requirements: Ability to lift 50 lbs, repeatedly Valid US driver’s license in good standing Ability to work well alone and in a team Ability to work in all weather conditions At least one completed production season on another farm Eligibility to work in the US Ability to smoothly operate manual transmission vehicles Competency with word processing, spreadsheets, and digital calendars

Meals: No

Stipend: Compensation: $490/week, +$200/month worth of meat, some vegetables from the garden

Housing: on-farm housing with private bedroom, and shared common spaces.

Preferred method of Contact: email