592 McCauley Road
Conowingo, MD 21918
Contact: Robin Way
General Description: We are a 62-acre grass-based sustainable family farm located near the Chesapeake Bay. We raise broiler chickens, laying hens, turkeys, rabbits, and beef cattle. We have a commercial kitchen and a USDA-certified processing facility. We also have an on-farm store where we sell direct to customers.
Internship Starts: April -May 2012
Internship Ends: Oct- Nov
Number of Interns: 1
App Deadline: March 1, 2012
Minimum Length of Stay: Negotiable, 6 months preferred
Meals: Provided: you can eat with our family or cook for yourself.
Skills Desired: - Ability to lift 50 pounds - Driver's license; tractor driving experience a plus - Reliable, self motivated, independent, and passionate about farming - Enjoys working outdoors No farming experience required; we will train
Educational Opportunities: We are entering our second year of mob grazing our beef cattle, so you will be learning this technique along with us. We cut and rake hay, so you can learn to drive a tractor and maintain the equipment. Our poultry is free range on pasture; learn care and maintenance of pastured flocks. Our farm offers a USDA-certified processing facility and we process and package our own birds. We have an on-farm store: learn retail sales of products, and interact with our customers. The Commercial kitchen offers canning, preserving, and catering -so you can learn to cook! Dry-stone masonry is a new fun project that is ongoing here. We can help you focus your interests and provide you with learning opportunities that you are interested in.
Housing: Full housing provided. Secluded 30-foot trailer with heat, a/c, water, and full kitchen.
Preferred method Of Contact: phone or email
Internship Details: Moving and feeding animals daily. 5.5 day work-week; hours vary and are somewhat flexible. The intern often works independently with occasional management responsibilities. Help care for the family garden and work in our on-farm store.