We are currently hiring for the 2017/2018 internship position.

Hickory Nut Gap Farm Year-Long Internship

We are accepting application for interns for the 2017/2018 season, which begins March 15th 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 Walker Sides.

Contact Us for more information.


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