Contact informationFarm Address:
913 Young Rd
Corinth, Vermont, 05039
Primary Contact: Clara Fernandez Odell
Secondary Contact: Ben Machin
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Tamarack Sheep Farm is located in Corinth, Vermont, and we are dedicated to producing good food, conserving heritage breeds, and restoring and caring for land. We focus on two main heritage breeds: the Dorset Horn and the Tunis. We rotationally graze our ewes in the summer and use a combination of barns and out-wintering during the winter months. We make our own hay and use tractors and skid steers for hay making and winter feeding. After weaning, our lambs are fed a combination of grass, grain, and hay. Our primary product is meat, while hay is a secondary product. We own our farm and lease multiple other fields in the area. More information can be found at http://tamarackvermont.com.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 6/15/21
Internship Ends: 9/15/21
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: 7/1/21
Minimum Length of Stay: None
Tamarack Vermont Sheep Farm is seeking a Farm Intern, to assist with grazing and hay season in the summer of 2021. Duration of the internship can be flexible but will be discussed before internship begins. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately and the internship could begin right away if so desired. Longer term opportunities may also exist for the right candidate, but we encourage interested applicants to come and experience the work before considering a longer-term engagement. The farm owners also have a forestry and natural resource management company, Redstart, www.redstartconsulting.com, and shared opportunities exist, particularly in the area of ecological restoration and invasive plant control.
Responsibilities and Tasks for Summer 2021:
• Rotational grazing using flexinet, solar chargers, portable watering systems
• Hay-making including tractor and hay-making operation and maintenance
• High tensile fence maintenance (our two main properties are already fenced)
• Soil sampling, testing, and amendment application
• Forage sampling, testing, formulation of animal rations
• Tending to bedded pack composting system
• Assisting with grazing planning
• Choosing future breeding stock and selecting and loading animals for market
• Basic farm construction: sheds, roofing, paddock fencing
Educational Opportunities: Extension education
Skills Desired: Applicant Qualifications and Attributes: • Strong interest in practical and efficient operation. • Strong energy level and interest in lambing • Positive attitude, proactive by nature, organized and neat • Excellent communication skills: verbal, email, etc. • Interest in sheep, grazing, and grass. • Dependable and on time • Intelligent and hardworking • Strong, able to lift 50 pounds • Willing to work alone or within the context of a team • Valid driver's license and working vehicle. • Pluses: interest in or skill with equipment; experience with livestock, especially sheep; experience with software.
Meals: No, but meat from the farm is available.
Stipend: Yes, compensation based on experience. We will discuss in interview.
Housing: Yes, a room in a shared house with laundry and kitchen access is provided at no cost.
Preferred method of Contact: Email