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Apprenticeships at the Farm

2018-2019

Cattle Management Apprentice Position Description
Farm Operations Apprentice Position Description

Maine Coast Heritage Trust is offering two paid apprenticeships during 2018-2019 for individuals interested in pursuing a career in farming. The positions may last from 6-months up to 2-years and will be hosted at Aldermere Farm in Rockport, Maine. Each apprenticeship will include a monthly stipend, benefits, shared housing, training and supervision.

An apprentice can choose to specialize in farm operations or cattle management. The Farm Operations Apprenticeship will focus on managing all facets of a 136-acre property and beef farm operation, including pasture, field and woodlot management; building and equipment upkeep; and the logistics of hay and baleage production. The Cattle Management Apprenticeship will focus on the logistics of rotational grazing and developing annual plans to manage a herd’s health, reproduction, and nutrition. Apprentices also will help lead agricultural programs for youth.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume with three references to Joelle Albury at jalbury@mcht.org.