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Company Name Hannah Moser, Forager Farm (view profile)
Location Streeter, North Dakota
Date Posted April 3, 2017
Category A Farm/Business Posting A Job
Job Type Apprentice: More than 4 month time commitment. Farmer will teach the farming trade.
Type of farm? Diverse (Animals/Plants)
Compensation $800/month
Housing Available Yes
Housing Location On Farm
Meals Provided No
Application Process Fill out application, Skype/phone interview, then background check. To apply please visit: http://www.foragerfarm.com/about-the-farm/interns or email hannah@foragerfarm.com
Food Provided Interns/Apprentices will have access to products from the farm. These include vegetables, eggs, honey and some meat. Some dry bulk goods will also be available. Interns are responsible for their own meals, however we do enjoy dining and cooking together and will occasionally share meals in our home.
Expectations In addition to experience growing food, we’re interested in candidates with the following skills (preferred, but not necessary): carpentry skills, small livestock management, dairy experience i.e. milking an animal.
Positions Available 2
Education Potential You will be participating in a partial-full season of a local vegetable operation, learning daily life on a farm and all necessary operations of a direct to consumer system as well as selling to wholesale markets. Apprentices must participate in the FARRMS Internship Program. The FARRMS Internship Program provides beginning farmers and ranchers real world training in sustainable agriculture. Participants in the FARRMS internship program live and work full time on a mentor farm for an entire growing season, receiving ongoing instruction and learn in-depth skills unique to the mentor farmer’s operation. The goal of the FARRMS internship program is to prepare beginning farmers and ranchers with the fundamental skills and concepts of operating a successful farm.
Tag Words Composting, Cooking, Direct Market, Eggs, Farm Tours, Goat Dairy, Goats, Holistic, Livestock, Non-GMO, Organic, Pastured, Seasonal, Tourists (On Farm Events), Vegetable
Start Date 2017/05/01
Position Description Duties include, but are not limited to: seeding, transplanting, weeding, harvesting/washing/packing CSA boxes twice weekly, help at deliveries, rotational grazing management of goats, milk goats, occasional tractor work, assisting on occasional building projects, etc. Apprentices will live in our 35’ camper, complete with full kitchen, bathroom and one shared bedroom as well as open living spaces. We will be accepting 1-2 apprentices for the season, so keep in mind you may be sharing the space. Couples and/or close friends are welcome. This is a 3-6 month long internship. Applicants who can start in August/September are encouraged to apply. We can place interns anytime between May and November, but especially need help in the 2nd half of the season.
Work Schedule 8-10 hours per day/5-6 days per week
End Date 2017/11/03
Description Forager Farm is a 50-member vegetable CSA, wholesale vegetable and farmer's market operation located in central North Dakota. We are on a mission to revive our food culture by providing fresh, local, sustainable produce directly to our customers. We believe people should have a relationship with their food, one that gives back to both you and the land. 2017 will be our 4th season. We are not certified organic, but believe in transparent practices. We do not use any synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, or any genetically modified seed.

Description

Type of farm?

Diverse (Animals/Plants)

Compensation

$800/month

Housing Available

Yes

Housing Location

On Farm

Meals Provided

No

Application Process

Fill out application, Skype/phone interview, then background check.
To apply please visit: http://www.foragerfarm.com/about-the-farm/interns or email hannah@foragerfarm.com

Food Provided

Interns/Apprentices will have access to products from the farm. These include vegetables, eggs, honey and some meat. Some dry bulk goods will also be available. Interns are responsible for their own meals, however we do enjoy dining and cooking together and will occasionally share meals in our home.

Expectations

In addition to experience growing food, we’re interested in candidates with the following skills (preferred, but not necessary): carpentry skills, small livestock management, dairy experience i.e. milking an animal.

Positions Available

2

Education Potential

You will be participating in a partial-full season of a local vegetable operation, learning daily life on a farm and all necessary operations of a direct to consumer system as well as selling to wholesale markets.

Apprentices must participate in the FARRMS Internship Program. The FARRMS Internship Program provides beginning farmers and ranchers real world training in sustainable agriculture. Participants in the FARRMS internship program live and work full time on a mentor farm for an entire growing season, receiving ongoing instruction and learn in-depth skills unique to the mentor farmer’s operation.
The goal of the FARRMS internship program is to prepare beginning farmers and ranchers with the fundamental skills and concepts of operating a successful farm.

Tag Words

Composting

Start Date

2017/05/01

Position Description

Duties include, but are not limited to: seeding, transplanting, weeding, harvesting/washing/packing CSA boxes twice weekly, help at deliveries, rotational grazing management of goats, milk goats, occasional tractor work, assisting on occasional building projects, etc.

Apprentices will live in our 35’ camper, complete with full kitchen, bathroom and one shared bedroom as well as open living spaces. We will be accepting 1-2 apprentices for the season, so keep in mind you may be sharing the space. Couples and/or close friends are welcome.

This is a 3-6 month long internship. Applicants who can start in August/September are encouraged to apply. We can place interns anytime between May and November, but especially need help in the 2nd half of the season.

Work Schedule

8-10 hours per day/5-6 days per week

End Date

2017/11/03

Description

Forager Farm is a 50-member vegetable CSA, wholesale vegetable and farmer's market operation located in central North Dakota. We are on a mission to revive our food culture by providing fresh, local, sustainable produce directly to our customers. We believe people should have a relationship with their food, one that gives back to both you and the land. 2017 will be our 4th season. We are not certified organic, but believe in transparent practices. We do not use any synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, or any genetically modified seed.
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