Pond Hill Farming Interns – 6 Interns Needed
Internship Starts: May 1, 2019Internship Ends: November 10, 2019Number of Interns: 6 (couples welcome)App Deadline: noneMinimum Length of Stay: 6 months This internship is perfect for anyone wishing to learn the broad skill range it takes to own and operate a profitable farming business.We are seeking self motivated and hard working individuals with a desire to learn the skills needed to work on and run a farm. Interns must be drug free, non-smokers. Internship Details: As an intern, you will be involved in all operations of our farm. You will have the opportunity to work in many different areas, but will also be assigned a focus. Your focus will be based on your goals/interests and our farm needs. These will be discussed in depth during the interview process.Areas of focus:Vegetable production – production schedule/calendar, seeding, planting, cultivating, weed/insect control, pre/post harvesting techniques, storage, selling/marketing at farmers’ market, record keeping, reporting on profitability and more…Vineyard – ?pruning and training, canopy management, weed/pest control, trellis maintenance, harvesting, reporting and more….Brewery – all aspects of a 3 barrel micro brewing system (use farm produce in some of our beers), mashing, lautering, fermenting, sampling, racking, carbonating and packaging and more…Canning Kitchen – production scheduling, standards for license canning kitchen, critical factors for recipes, acidified versus acid products, labeling, product development and more….. Educational Opportunities: You will have the opportunity to learn a variety of aspects of farming. Learning objectives will be provided for each area of the farm. Reading and viewing of videos may be suggested in some areas. Skills Desired: Interns need to be prepared for a wide range of challenging experiences, and be ready to take on a significant degree of responsibility on a farm that grows more than just vegetables! Farming is physically and mentally demanding, but fun and rewarding too! Interns must have the following characteristics:Desire to learnCreativeCuriousAttention to detailCan work independentlyAttention to customer serviceAbility to lift 50 poundsPrevious farm experience not required but preferred Stipend: $125/week – Bonus of $25per week given upon satisfactory completion of internship. Shifts in our Tasting Room, Dining Room and/or working special events will allow for extra income – 21 years of age is preferred to take shifts in these areas.Housing: On property housing options are provided as part of compensation. Wi-fi and washer/ dryer are available.Apply for this job.