Contact informationFarm Address:
7616 Glendale Heights Rd
Clinton, Washington, 98236
Primary Contact: Lynn Swanson
Secondary Contact: Erik Swanson
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Glendale Shepherd is a year round sheep dairy farm and creamery on Whidbey Island, Washington, producing sheep milk cheeses, yogurt and market lambs. Products are sold directly to customers at regional farmers markets.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 07/01/2022
Internship Ends: open
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: none
Minimum Length of Stay: one year
Interns will assist our farm manager with all aspects of the daily care of our dairy sheep flock, including feeding, milking, breeding and the birthing of lambs. Opportunities for learning include all aspects of successfully managing a small commercial dairy flock, with a year round breeding system, as well as working in the creamery to assist with cheese and yogurt production, and packaging. The is an ideal position for someone who loves animals and hopes to have their own dairy. This is a paid internship with full employment possibilities..
Educational Opportunities: Opportunities for learning include all aspects of successfully managing a small commercial dairy flock, with a year round breeding system, raising market lambs, cheese and yogurt production, and direct marketing of products.
Skills Desired: Experience and enjoyment of working with livestock is important. Willingness to learn, flexibility and a positive attitude are great attributes to bring to farming!
Meals: No meals are provided but gardening space is available, and we share yogurt, cheese and lamb.
Stipend: This is a paid position. $15.00 per hour for ~30 hours with ~10 hours of additional learning time.
Preferred method of Contact: email