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great opportunity in maine for aspiring dairy farmers

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Wolfe’s Neck Farm is now accepting applications for thier newly launched an organic dairy farmer training program on our farm in Freeport, Maine. This is an intensive, experiential 18-month residential paid program that offers a high degree of support to help new organic dairy farmers start their own operation.

Ideal applicants will have dairy farm experience and are certain that they want to be a dairy farmer. The curriculum provides a solid background in the fundamentals needed to start and manage a dairy farm (business management, pasture and soil management, and animal health are the main areas we’ll focus on). Our team of experts provides specialized support through training, securing financing, locating land, and during the first few years of operation.


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intern with rogue farm corps!

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 Entry-level and advanced farm internships still available throughout Oregon

Rogue Farm Corps trains the next generation of farmers and ranchers through hands-on educational programs. Our host farms are located in four cluster around Oregon: the Rogue Valley, the Portland Metro Area, the South Willamette Valley, and Central Oregon.

The entry-level FarmsNext program is an entire season of hands-on training and skill-based education in sustainable agriculture for aspiring farmers and ranchers. This immersive on-farm experience combines field training with a mentor farmer, classroom learning with agricultural professionals and expert farmers, tours of local farms, and opportunities for farm-based independent study. Positions available on a diverse network of commercial family farms in four communities across Oregon. No experience necessary to apply. Applications accepted on a rolling basis until March 1, 2015. Get them in early!

FarmsNOW is a two-year advanced training program designed for those with a solid foundation of farm experience, and the goal of managing a farm operation. This program will propel beginning/intermediate farmers to the next level of planning, designing and running integrated farming systems. FarmsNOW is for those seeking mastery in the art and business of farming. Candidates must have two years, or equivalent, of vegetable production experience. Application deadline is February 1, 2015. Don’t delay!

For complete program descriptions, testimonials, information on our host farms, and applications, please visit our website: roguefarmcorps.org


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get hands-on training as a farmer in beautiful vermont!

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Rolling admission is now open on UVM’s Farmer Training Program! This is a 6-month, hands-on program (May 4 – October 30, 2015) for aspiring farmers and food systems advocates that provides an experiential, skill-based education in sustainable farming. Students in this program get a unique and comprehensive education by running the 10-acre Catamount Educational Farm from seed to market, learning from expert farmers and educators in the classroom and by working alongside successful, inspiring farmers in the Burlington area. Participants leave with a Certificate in Sustainable Farming from UVM, a deeper understanding of agricultural management and small-scale farming, the entrepreneurial skills to start their own operation and a network of incredible people to support them along the way.

The UVM Farmer Training Program is now accepting applications until November 14 for early admission to the 2015 cohort! (After that admission will be rolling until spots and the waitlist are filled.) Apply now to join an incredible group of students for six months of sustainable farming and food systems education. Continue reading


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summer job working with farmworkers

Live and work in Immokalee!

TheStudent/Farmworker Alliance (SFA), Interfaith Action of Southwest Florida (IA), and Just Harvest USA (JH) are currently seeking full-time interns for Summer and Fall 2014. Interns MarchingSummer applications are due Friday, April 25, 2014. Applications for the fall are due Friday, June 20, 2014.

Applicants should be flexible to organize with each of the three organizations — in partnership with the CIW — in a variety of tasks including logistical support for the CIW, office support, and national and local campaign organizing.

Exact dates are determined on an individual basis, though applicants should be prepared to commit to a period of four to five months: early January to mid-May. Interns are provided a modest monthly stipend and free housing.

For more information about this internship and how to apply, visit http://sfalliance.org/intern.html

 


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Beginning Farmer Internship – Center for Rural Affairs

The Center for Rural Affairs is seeking an intern to work with staff to create an online database of information for beginning farmers and ranchers.  The intern will create a database of information on our Land Link program, which matches beginning farmers with landowners and retiring farmers and ranchers. The intern will also compile information on training programs, lending institutions, non-profit organizations and Farm Bill programs that provide assistance to beginning farmers and ranchers and other opportunities for beginning farmers in specific regions.  This position is located in our office in Lyons, Nebraska and lasts for 3 months.  Starting dates are flexible.

Intern must have:
– A passion for rural areas
– The desire to help beginning farmers and ranchers succeed
– The ability to organize information in an easy to understand and concise form
– Some knowledge of agriculture
– Strong writing and organization skills

If you are interested in the position, submit a resume and short cover letter that addresses your interest in the position and what you desire to gain from the experience.  Interns receive a stipend of $10/hour.

Send resumes or additional questions to Virginia Wolking, virginiaw@cfra.org. Learn more about
the Center for Rural Affairs on our website http://www.cfra.org.


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Summer internship in New Paltz, NY

Phillies Bridge Farm Project, in New Paltz, NY, is looking for two fun-loving hard working interns to work with our summer education programs. To Apply: Send letter, resume, and names and phone numbers of 3 references to: Amie Baracks, 45 Phillies Bridge Road, New Paltz, NY 12561 or amie@philliesbridge.org.

Summer Internships in Environmental Education
This internship will give you the opportunity to gain hands-on educational experience on a working farm. You will work with children ages 5-15 at our farm based summer camp where you will lead small groups in fun and creative activities that help them learn about and celebrate the cycles of nature that produce their food. You will also get to work with parents and their toddler aged children during our Growing Together program, assist with educational birthday parties, lead educational farm tours for visiting children/families and help at our outdoor, cob-oven Pizza & Movie Nights on the farm. In addition, you will be responsible for assisting with the set-up/clean-up of all programs and other tasks related to education programs.

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Summer Internship, Rolling Acres Farm, IA

Summer Internship for 2009

Denise O’Brien and Larry Harris of Rolling Acres Farm are looking for summer intern(s) who are looking for a unique experience on a small farm in Iowa. This internship will be will focus on 1) producing crops for a CSA, 2) being involved in regional food system work, and 3) assisting Denise with on the ground work of organizing the Community Food Security Coalition annual conference to be held in Des Moines, Iowa October 11-13, 2009.

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