Contact informationFarm Address:
33 Benner Rd.
Bristol , Maine , 77510
Primary Contact: Matthew Woodbury
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: "Broad Arrow Farm is a growing farrow to finish, forest-raised hog operation in Mid-coast Maine. Our primary focus is on pigs, though we also raise sheep, and are creating local markets for chickens, ducks and turkeys. With your help, we plan to diversify this Mid-coast Maine farm."
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 5/20/2019
Internship Ends: 9/1/2019
Number of Internship Available: 3
Application Deadline: 3/8/2019
Minimum Length of Stay:
“The Broad Arrow Farm internship program offers individuals a chance to become fully immersed in sustainable agriculture, with a practical, hands-on approach. Our goal is to educate future farmers on managing the various aspects of a small farm operation. We pride ourselves on working as part of a team to provide quality organic food to our community, while promoting the local Maine economy.
Some key components include, but are not limited to:
� Routine chores: Feeding and watering animals twice daily, collecting, washing and packaging eggs, moving poultry tractors
� Creating new silvo-pasture: LOTS of fencing, planting, designing rotational systems
� Building housing structures for the animals
� Crop production: designing field lay out, starting seeds, planting, weeding, cultivating, harvesting, and learning about crop rotation.
� Equipment operation
� Humane handling of animals
� Running Farm Store: Opening duties, Setting up displays, sales, general business practices
� On-farm events
� Visiting other farms and various educational events in the area”
Educational Opportunities: "This internship is a full immersion program. Most of the learning occurs through working. We also have a written handbook with basic information, and a library with several books on various aspects of farming."
Skills Desired: "Required: - strong work ethic - positive attitude - willingness to sometimes work long hours and learn new skills Recommended, not required: - experience working with livestock - crop production: starting seeds, planting, weeding, cultivating, harvesting - basic carpentry skills "
Meals: Interns are provided with some of the food that is grown on the farm. They will be responsible for feeding themselves.
Housing: Included - 5 bedroom farmhouse
Preferred method of Contact: email