One of our endeavors at Brookford Farm is to be a training ground for future farmers. Each year, we train several apprentices who work on all aspects of farm operations, including gardening, dairy farming and general animal care. Apprentices are fully immersed in farm life and participate in seasonal and daily farm cycles from preparing beds in the spring to moving chicken fences in late morning.
We look for apprentices who are able to take responsibility for their work, who are interested in being part of a farm community of a dozen or so people who work together very closely, and who understand that, in addition to great satisfaction, working on a farm involves hard work and long hours.
The apprentice positions are for those with a little less experience looking to get more involved in sustainable agriculture. The niche each apprentice fills depends on interest, the time of year, and the needs of the farm. A possible day could include milking cows at dawn, harvesting and packing vegetables, and collecting eggs in the afternoon.
If you have experience in some aspect of farming and know you have the physical and mental constitution for this type of lifestyle, get in touch!
Our work requires passion, precision, speed, and great stamina. Much of our crew will log 55+ rigorous hours in 5 days, through rain or shine. Successful candidates should be committed to sustainable agriculture and have a proven work history in physically demanding positions. Special consideration will be given to those with pertinent advanced education and/or a career mindset. Pay is commensurate to experience and skill set.
Check out our website: www.brookfordfarm.com
If interested, email your resume, cover letter, and at least two references to: