Glynwood: Farmer Training & Business Incubator

Glynwood Hudson Valley Farm Business Incubator

Glynwood's Hudson Valley Farm Business Incubator in New Paltz, NY, is an ideal stepping stone for farmers ready to build their own farm enterprises, offering access to low-cost land, equipment, infrastructure and housing. By working one-on-one with farmers on business and financial planning, technical skills and eventual land tenure transition, the HVFBI is taking a longer view on supporting a new generation of farmers in the region, equipping its participants with the tools and guidance to get there.

The program is aimed at candidates who have 2-3 years farming experience in internships, apprenticeships, or jobs and who are looking to take the leap to start their own enterprise in a low-risk, well-supported environment. Open to livestock producers and/or mixed vegetable operations, the complete program is 3.5 years. Applicants not in need of land are also encouraged to apply and, if accepted, will be fully engaged in all aspects of the program alongside residential members of their cohort.

Initial applications are due December 1, 2016, with the program beginning in early May 2107. More information on the site and program can be found here. Please email us for more information or if you have any questions.


Glynwood Apprenticeships

We now offer six livestock and vegetable apprentices to live and work on our farm for a year. Through a combination of classroom and in-field instruction, farmers-in-training gain experience with the broad array of skills needed for success in managing a small-scale sustainable farm.

Glynwood seeks three apprentices to assist in all aspects of production for our six acres of vegetables that are distributed mostly through CSA. The apprentice positions are eight months, beginning Monday, March 13th, and concluding Tuesday, November 21st. Additional opportunities to gain experience with our livestock enterprises are provided. One season of previous experience on a vegetable farm is required.

Glynwood seeks three ten-month livestock apprentices to begin on Wednesday, February 1st, and concluding Friday, December 22nd. Glynwood raises pastured cattle, goats, sheep, horses, hogs and poultry. Work includes day-to-day care of the animals as well as monitoring breeding, birthing and care for sick or injured animals. Livestock apprentices will help with the on-farm processing of chickens and turkeys during the months of June through November. One season of previous experience on a farm is required. Some previous livestock experience required. Carpentry and tractor experience is a plus.

Apprenticeships include a private room in housing at the farm, weekly paid stipend and workers compensation insurance. Applicants must be able to lift 50 pounds and work in all weather, with some weekend work required. All apprentices will receive formal training in safe tractor operation with a variety of farm implements.

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and three references, indicating in the subject line which type of apprenticeship.