Apprentice Program

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, our apprentice program is designed to provide a solid background in sustainable agriculture and additional training in managerial skills for more experienced apprentices. Through a combination of classroom and in-field instruction apprentices gain experience with the broad array of skills needed for success in managing a small-scale sustainable farm. To date, we have trained more than 40 aspiring young farmers since then, a majority of whom have continued careers in agriculture and local food systems.

2018 Apprenticeships:

 

Vegetable 

Glynwood seeks three apprentices to assist in all aspects of production for our 6 acres of vegetables marketed primarily through our CSA. The apprentice positions are 8 months, beginning in mid-March and concluding in mid-November. One season of experience on a farm is required. Apprentices are paid a $490 weekly stipend and are provided with workers compensation insurance and a private room in on-site apprentice housing. Apprentices work  40-50hrs/week depending on the season, generally Monday-Friday with some weekend hours as part of a weekend watering rotation. Each week starts off with a field walk and planning meeting to promote understanding of the whole farm system and how tasks are prioritized.

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Livestock

Glynwood raises pastured cattle, goats, sheep, pigs and poultry. Our philosophy follows the principles of management-intensive grazing and we are Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) for our cattle, laying hens, ruminants and pigs. We are seeking three 10-month livestock apprentices to begin in February. Work includes day-to-day care of the animals as well as monitoring breeding, birthing, and care for sick or injured animals. Livestock apprentices will help with the on-farm processing of chicken and turkey during the months of June through November.  Previous livestock experience is required. Carpentry and tractor experience is a plus. Apprentices are paid a $420 weekly stipend and are provided with workers compensation insurance and a private room in on-site apprentice housing. Apprentices work an average of 40hrs/week depending on the season, generally Monday-Friday, plus one weekend for every five weeks. 

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Both vegetable and livestock apprentices receive formal training in safe tractor operation with a variety of farm implements. All applicants must be able to lift 50 pounds and work in all weather. 

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.