- Our apprentices are a vital part of our farm community.

Wild Harmony Farm is seeking a ROCKSTAR Livestock Apprentice to join our hardworking team! The ideal candidate will be a hardy soul, enjoy working outside in all conditions, have a cheerful personality, love to cook farm-fresh meals, thrive living in close quarters with a roommate/co-worker, and take COVID precautions seriously. This is a perfect place for someone looking to dive in, work hard, and learn what it entails to include animals in their future farming endeavors.

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Valid driver’s license, ability to drive standard transmission vehicles, a working cell-phone, the ability to lift 50 pounds regularly, and a dedication to self-care are hugely desired.

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Non-tobacco users are preferred.

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Wild Harmony Farm is a diverse, certified organic livestock farm in Exeter, RI focused on environmental stewardship, utilizing regenerative farming practices.

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We raise 100% grass-fed beef cattle, organic pigs, organic laying hens, organic meat chickens, & organic turkeys.  We graze our animals in an intensive rotational system to maximize benefits to the animals’ health and the land, moving fences every day during the grazing season.  We sell meat and eggs through a 20-member CSA, on-site farm store, wholesale accounts with restaurants and butcher shops, and the retail app WhatsGood Marketplace which offers home delivery.

Livestock Apprenticeship

Commitment: March - November

- Job description

Livestock apprentices will be helping with all aspects of animal husbandry, farm upkeep & rotational grazing; as well as dabbling in marketing, retail, and wholesale sales and deliveries.  As on any farm, significant time will be spent problem-solving, repairing, constructing, getting dirty, and cleaning.  The apprentices will help with social media account contributions as well as educational tours and programs on the farm (while practicing COVID safety protocols).  This apprenticeship offers many learning opportunities and a chance to collaborate with experienced farmers.  We work hard to make this a good place to live and work.

A personal vehicle is a must, as there is no immediate access to public transportation nor are we on a good cycling road.  The farm has a Mon.-Fri. workweek with rotating weekend chores duty shared amongst farm staff.

We are looking for the livestock apprentice to start in March and work until Thanksgiving. Longer-term agreements are possible upon further discussion, as we value continual learning.

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Click Here for the Application

Email Application, cover letter and resume to Wildharmonyfarm@gmailcom

 

email subject:

livestock apprentice

There are many things that the Wild Harmony Farm crew does!

Here is a list of SOME of the things we get up to

  • Morning and afternoon farm chores

  • Portable fence setup and breakdown

  • Assisting in construction projects

  • Monitoring condition of breeding stock

  • Castration and ear notching

  • Egg washing and packing

  • Repairs and maintenance of farm equipment, tools, structures

  • Cleaning and organizing common workspaces

  • Loading and moving animals

  • Running errands

  • Driving for sales deliveries

  • General property landscape upkeep

  • Weed-whacking, chipping, chainsawing work

  • Seeding

  • Tractor operations

  • Grazing plan implementation

  • Forage observation

  • Compost turning and management

  • Weekend farm chores coverage (in rotation)

  • Positive neighbor and contractor relating and communicating

  • Assisting in occasional administrative work

  • Collaborative record keeping

  • Possible on-site farm animal processing

  • Feeding and training of livestock guardian dogs

  • Catching and loading chickens

  • Checking and repairing fence lines

  • Optional farm family dinners!

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Benefits include:

- Private sleeping space on-site in a basic tiny home

- Communal kitchen and living space shared with other farm staff

- vegetables from 1/10 acre on-site shared garden space

- $200/mo meat & eggs from the farm

- $1,000/mo (responsible for off-farm food, and shared propane for hot water and cooking stove)

- occasional off-site educational opportunities; i.e. workshops, farm visits, etc.

- 30 mins from beaches, Newport, and Providence

- Great walking trails on farm and nearby Arcadia

Applications Due February 21, 2021
Email
Application, cover letter, and resume  
wildharmonyfarm@gmail.com
Email subject: Livestock apprentice
Contact Rachael with any questions @
wildharmonyfarm@gmail.com