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This job expired on July 16, 2019

Raw Dairy and Livestock Apprentice Blue Hill Farm & North Plain Farm

  • Date Posted May 17, 2019
  • Location Great Barrington, MA
  • Category Agriculture
  • Job type Internship/Apprentice
Company description We are a family run 100% grass fed,  certified organic dairy and multi-species livestock farm in the Berkshire Hills of Western MA. We are committed to sustainable and organic practices and high standards of animal welfare. This apprenticeship will allow you direct working experience with dairy cows, chickens (layers and broilers), pigs, some vegetable growing (we produce a huge amount of heirloom tomatoes), and all the equipment and tools required to do so. Educational workshops and industry conference opportunities are provided Internship description We are a small farm that produces 100% grassfed, certified organic raw milk and beef as well as pastured pork, goat, chicken, and eggs. We are committed to the health and welfare of our animals which all begins with giving them the chance to express their instincts and eat their natural diet as much as possible. 

Our farm is located in the hills of the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts, a community that strongly supports its farmers and food artisans. We sell directly to consumers, at our local farmers market, to local restaurants and we have a close working relationship with Blue Hill Stone Barns/Blue Hill New York restaurants. We are looking for 1-2 apprentices to start ASAP with a commitment of 6 or 12 months  or more (start date and time commitment flexible). We strongly suggest an overnight working visit before commitment. Couples are encouraged to apply. 
 
Apprentices will be exposed to all aspects of the farm including tractor and various tool operation. Food, housing and a stipend is provided. Compensation this position is : stipend / non-monetary compensation
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This job expired on July 16, 2019
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