Foxhollow Farm's Internship Program in Oldham County, Kentucky
Learn, live, work, and grow through Foxhollow’s Farm Internship Program located in Oldham County, Kentucky. Experience first hand the lifestyle of a farmer and get a holistic view of a Biodynamic Farm Community. Maggie Keith and Pavel Ovechkin teach aspiring farmers how to grow food. Hands on learning takes place through discussion and lessons in the field, training throughout the gardens, and Biodynamic classes lead by Foxhollow’s proprietor. A pasture experience led by our Head Herdsman and educational visits to other farms are also a part of the farm internship. Learn more about Pavel’s Garden: Website | Instagram
2017 Paid Farm Internship
Internship starts: April 17th - May 15th, 2017 (Depending on best fit for farm intern applicant)
Internship ends: November 18th, 2017
Number of Interns: 2
App Deadline: March 1, 2017
Minimum Length of Stay: 7 months
Pay: $7.25/hour plus end of season bonus
Typical Work days and hours: 8am-5pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday; 6am-3pm Saturday. Some Thursdays depending on weather and tasks. Sundays Off.
Meals: Produce and meat from the farm is provided. Lunch provided every Friday harvest day. Farm Potlucks and Partner Grower Dinners monthly.
Housing: A Guest House on the farm provides comfortable accommodations for our interns. The 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom house is smoke free and includes a common living space and kitchen. A washer and dryer is available. Intern housing is shared with each intern getting their own room.
Skills Desired: Previous farm experience is helpful, but not required. We are seeking people with a strong work ethic, positive attitude, and a desire to learn. We have found that people who can work independently as well as in a team setting are most likely to succeed at Foxhollow Farm. We are seeking someone who has the ability to precisely follow instructions and has some understanding of math concepts, including measuring weight and volume. This job often requires strenuous physical demand. Interns need a high level of fitness and stamina, as they spend a lot of time walking, stooping, squatting, lifting heavy objects and working outside. A four week trial period and check in is required to assure our compatibility.
Farm Internship details: Foxhollow Farm is a 1300 acre Biodynamic farm community located in Crestwood, Kentucky; 15 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky. We raise 100% grassfed beef on over 650 acres of pastures and are dedicated to growing healthy food and strengthening the relationship between human beings and nature. Entrepreneurial farmers lease small plots of land and grow a variety of products through our partner grower program. We invite the public to experience our working farm through small farm tours, a nature trail, a concert series, and annual Fall Festival. Foxhollow is seeking two dynamic interns to assist with growing, harvesting and selling market garden products, assisting with events, and making value added products. Foxhollow Farm’s Internship program exposes aspiring gardeners to a diverse mix of farming models. The interns work in a CSA/market garden, tend to an educational raised bed garden, and assist with the farm’s pick your own pumpkin patch and Sorghum Sudan Grass “corn” maze. The Internship Program is co-lead by Pavel Ovechkin, a Partner Grower with 10 years of experience, and Maggie Keith, a 4th generation land steward of Foxhollow Farm. The interns work with Pavel in the field on Mondays and Fridays and with Maggie Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Interns sell produce and grassfed beef at Farmers’ Markets on Saturdays alongside Pavel and Foxhollow’s Vice President of Grassfed Beef Sales and Marketing. Interns are expected to work 40-50 hours per week with Sundays off. The job may require very early morning, evening, and weekend work. The goal of the internship program is to give individuals seeking a career in farming the resources needed to succeed. We strive to teach aspiring gardeners how to be good land stewards while growing food for their local community. Interns have access to a library of books on organic and biodynamic farming along with business planning templates and resources.
To apply: Complete the job application and send with a cover letter, resume, and three business references to firstname.lastname@example.org All intern applicants must fill out a Foxhollow Application to be considered for the position.