Designed to provide a solid foundation in sustainable agricultural practices, our on-farm apprenticeships are for those with some previous experience and includes education in farm management and business skills.
Begun in 2007, Glynwood’s apprentice program combines field training and a curriculum that emphasizes practical skill-building for success in managing a small-scale sustainable farm. We have trained a total of 38 aspiring young farmers since then, a majority of whom have continued careers in agriculture and local food systems.
From March 13 through November 21, three apprentices assist in all aspects of production for our six acres of organic vegetables that are distributed mostly through our CSA. Additional opportunities to gain experience with our livestock enterprises are also provided. One season of previous experience on a vegetable farm is required.
Glynwood raises pastured cattle, goats, sheep, horses, hogs and poultry. From February 1 through December 22, livestock apprentices participate in day-to-day care of the animals as well as monitoring breeding, birthing and care for sick or injured animals. Livestock apprentices also help with the on-farm processing of chickens and Thanksgiving turkeys, and assist with greenhouse management during weekend chores, which are required on a rotating schedule. One season of previous experience on a farm and some previous livestock experience is required. Carpentry and tractor experience is a plus.
All apprentices are provided with a private room in apprentice housing onsite at Glynwood, a $450 weekly stipend and workers compensation insurance. All applicants must be able to lift 50 pounds and work in all weather. Some weekend work is required.
To apply, please email your resume, cover letter and three references, indicating in the subject line which type of apprentice position. We do not currently accept international applications.