Northfork Farms & Outback, LLC

Youth Development Program


To provide youth with hands on opportunities, experiences, and additional understanding of working in the agriculture industry with outcomes of gaining a strong work ethic, fostering relationships, and obtaining a position at Northfork Farms & Outback, LLC.

Applicants that apply and are accepted into the Northfork Youth Development Program will go through five divisions of Northfork Farms & Outback, LLC. The divisions are as listed below along with the learning outcomes of each…

Horse Management

  • Manage stall cleanliness
  • Feeding and understanding schedules and dietary needs
  • Assisting riding instructor with lesson program
  • Support daily, weekly, and monthly horse chores
  • Actively assist lesson instructor with preparation of students and classes

Animal Care

  • Learn about habitats of domestic and exotic animals
  • Gain knowledge of each species diet and feeding needs
  • Manage petting zoo chores

Event Management

  • Learn about the various field trip packages offered at Northfork
  • Gain an understanding of the reservation process
  • Participate in the execution of field trips
  • Assist in the setup and teardown of field trip activities
  • Learn about each exhibit and how to present to attendees

Farm Management

  • Learn yard management skills
  • Participate in upkeep and improvement of various flower beds
  • Gain a better understanding of improvement/replacement plans

Facility Management

  • Participate in setting, tearing down, and cleaning of facilities
  • Gain a better understanding of each facility

Program Incentives/Rewards:

Throughout this program individuals participating will have fun and exclusive opportunities offered which could include swimming, offsite trips, additional riding time, etc.