As passionate and determined as we are, we still need help on the farm. For the past three years we have participated in FARRMS‘ (the Foundation for Agricultural and Rural Resources Management and Sustainability) Internship Program. It’s an amazing opportunity that helps out localfarms and creates a place of learning for those interested in sustainable farming in North Dakota. Read up about our 2014 intern, Kayla here.
Here’s what FARRMS has to say:
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 host farm for an entire growing season, receiving ongoing instruction and learn in-depth skills unique to the host 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. For a full description, click here.
So, we’re hiring!
Enjoy a truly unique experience to be a part of a young farm. If you’ve ever considered the life of a farmer, this is your chance to experience it without the risk. Plus, learn to grow in the challenging short growing season of the upper Midwest.
2017 will be our 4th season. We are not certified organic, but believe in transparent farming practices and being open and honest about all inputs used on our farm. We do not use any synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, or any genetically
In addition to the CSA, we are part of the North Dakota Farm to School Program and deliver fresh vegetables to Jamestown Public School District August-October. We also sell to an amazing local cafe/restaurant, Terra Nomad Company and will be delivering to the recently opened Bisman Community Food Co-op.
Living: Intern(s) 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 interns for the season, so keep in mind you may be sharing the space. Couples and/or close friends are welcome. Interns are responsible for cleaning the camper.
Stipend: $800/month for each week worked.
Food: Interns will have access to products from the farm, suc
h as vegetables, eggs, honey and some meat. Some bulk dry 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: This is a 3-6 month long internship. Applicants who can start in August/September are welcome to apply. 8-10 hrs/day, 6 days/week with 2 weekends off a month. Example: Monday-Saturday one week, Monday-Friday the next week and so on.
Duties include, but are not limited to: seeding, transplanting, weeding, harvesting/washing/packing CSA boxes twice weekly and wholesale orders 1-2 times a week, help at deliveries, rotational grazing management of goats, milk goats, holistically/herbally manage the herd health, occasional tractor work, collect and wash eggs from our 60 laying hens, assisting on occasional building projects, etc.
In addition to experience with growing food, we’re interested in candidates with the following skills (preferred, but not necessary): carpentry skills and small livestock management.