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providertemplate Billings Farm Summer Work Experience

Location:   Woodstock, Vermont

Herding cows at Billings Farm. Objectives of Summer Employee
  • To incorporate college students with an agricultural focus into educational advancement, centered at The Billings Farm & Museum.
  • To expose participants to learning situations in conjunction with their home institution.
  • To provide an opportunity for the interaction of The Billings Farm and Museum with such institutions as, The University of Vermont, Vermont Technical College, The University of New Hampshire, SUNY Cobleskill, UCONN, Cornell  or SUNY Morrisville and possibly others through our internship program.
  • To benefit The Billings Farm & Museum with fresh incite into modern theories centered in agriculture brought to the site by potential candidates.
  • To provide an additional means of labor during summer crop season.
Timeline of an Employment
  • The proposed position would typically start the third week of May until the middle of August.
Duties of the Summer Position
  • The program would be structured in such a way that the person or persons chosen would perform daily activities on the dairy.
  • Additionally the employee(s) would be exposed to a variety of new experiences that are unique to our site, for example the public aspect of operating a dairy in conjunction with a museum.
  • Furthermore any responsibilities that the farm manager or herdsman may choose to request.
  • Employee(s) will be expected to work sometimes long or unconventional hours, as the situation requires.
Compensation for the Summer Position
  • The employee(s) will entail approximately 40 hours per week on a rotational schedule.  Participants will be paid hourly for performing their duties.
  • Additionally participants will receive college credits for the work that they have performed, in cooperation with their college/university.   This is up to the individual school participation.
  • The participant will be provided with housing as part of their compensation.
Housing for Summer Employee Participants
  • Students chosen to take part in the program will live in the farmhouse apartment.  This apartment is part of the historic site, which certain guidelines would have to be followed concerning the living arrangement.
  • Upon selection of a potential candidate they will be given a housing agreement, which will clearly identify all rules and regulations in regards to living in the farmhouse apartment.
  • Interns will also be made aware that the apartment will be subject to frequent  inspections by a supervisor.
Contact:

Billings Farm & Museum
P.O. Box 489, River Road
Woodstock, Vermont 05091

Attention:   Dave Yeatts, Farm Manager
                    B.J. Hanfield, Herd Manager

Phone:  802 457-2355 ext. 28
Fax:  802 457-8104

e-mail:  billings.farm@valley.net

Website:  http://www.billingsfarm.org
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