Billings Farm Summer Work
Objectives of Summer Employee
Timeline of an Employment
- 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.
Duties of the Summer Position
- The proposed position would
typically start the third week of May until the middle of August.
Compensation for the Summer
- 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
- 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.
Housing for Summer Employee
- 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
- The participant will be provided
with housing as part of their compensation.
- 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
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
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