This position will include all the work described in the General Intern Position. Up to 50% of work time will be spent working with animals. Primary responsibilities will be feeding, watering, and moving the different species to flash graze time-appropriate areas of the farm.
The intern will work with the many crops we raise and will learn how the animal rotations are used to reduce pests, clean up fallen fruit, and fertilize the crops. Set up and take down of energized ribbon wire and poultry netting is a big part of rotational grazing. The intern will also be involved in maintenance of the energized high-tensile wire pasture fences. Portable shelters for hogs and poultry are moved around the farm. Maintenance and moving of these shelters will also be a part of this position.
Maintain records of feed inventory and animal inventory will be another one of the intern’s responsibilities. Grazing logs will be kept by the intern; entry of this data in to electronic data base will also be part of the intern’s responsibilities.