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Hickory Nut Gap Farm
57 Sugar Hollow Rd
Fairview, NC 28730

Contact: Will Shepherd, Walker Sides

Phone: 828-778-0857

Email: walker.sides@hngfarm.com, will.shepherd@hngfarm.com

Website: http://hickorynutgapfarm.com

Last Updated: 07-30-2018

General Description: Hickory Nut Gap Farm Year-Long Internship

We are accepting application for interns for the 2018/2019 season, which begins September 1st for a period of one year. This is an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of livestock farming, berry and apple cultivation, and a variety of farm maintenance skills including carpentry and plumbing. Feel free to explore our website to learn more about our farm and discover why this is a unique opportunity to begin or expand your understanding of direct-marketed, sustainably raised meats.

Full Time Position: approximately 40+ hours/week

Please review the following list of job requirements to determine if this position is right for you:

Regular responsibilities include:

Feeding pigs, cows, goats, chickens, and turkeys as needed
Fence repair and pasture/fence line mowing
Assisting with farrowing
General livestock care as needed
Farmers market sales
Pruning apple trees and berry bushes
Tomato cultivation and harvest
Equipment maintenance and repairs

Repairing water lines and electric fencing Operation of equipment such as tractors and skid steer
Hauling livestock
General landscaping duties such as mowing, weedeating, mulching, etc.
Application of pest control measures for organic produce
Hand weeding/mulching berries and asparagus
Leading field trips and tours
Daily animal feeding chores
What We Expect from Our Interns

Accountability
Responsibility
Punctuality
Positive Attitude
Lots of Questions
Clarification
Curiosity
Willingness to Try New Things
Team Spirit
Mature Behavior
Good Choices
Communication
Compensation offered:

Interns are provided on-farm housing including utilities and firewood for heat.
Monthly stipend
Trading credit at farmers markets
Discounts in the farm store
Access to employee meat box


Email resume and cover letter to Will Shepherd Will.shepherd@hngfarm.com

Contact Us for more information.


Internship Starts: 09-01-2018
Internship Ends: 08-31-2019
Number of Interns: 1
App Deadline: 08/31/018
Minimum Length of Stay: 1 Year

Meals: Weekly employee meat + discount at farm store + trade value at farmers market.

Skills Desired: Farming experience is preferred, but not required.

Educational Opportunities: Full year farm cycle, marketing and sales, raising livestock, small fruit production, field trip education.

Stipend: monthly depending on experience + housing + utilities + internet.

Housing: Shared housing, 2 people/house. Wood stove for heat, full water and electric. No pets. No non-intern roomates.

Preferred method Of Contact: Email

Internship Details: This is an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of livestock farming, berry and apple cultivation, and a variety of farm maintenance skills including carpentry and plumbing. Feel free to explore our website to learn more about our farm and discover why this is a unique opportunity to begin or expand your understanding of direct-marketed, sustainably raised meats. Full Time Position: approximately 40+ hours/week Please review the following list of job requirements to determine if this position is right for you: Regular responsibilities include: • Feeding pigs, cows, goats, chickens, and turkeys as needed • Fence repair and pasture/fence line mowing • Assisting with farrowing • General livestock care as needed • Farmers market sales • Pruning apple trees and berry bushes • Tomato cultivation and harvest • Equipment maintenance and repairs • Repairing water lines and electric fencing • Poultry processing • Operation of equipment such as tractors and skid steer • Hauling livestock • General landscaping duties such as mowing, weedeating, mulching, etc. • Application of pest control measures for organic produce • Hand weeding/mulching berries and asparagus • Leading field trips and tours • Daily animal feeding chores


 

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