Classifieds by Apprenticeships or Internships

Posted: December 16, 2014 | Location: Sacramento, California

0Soil Born Farms Apprenticeship Sacramento, CA Phone: (916) 363-9685 website: Soil Born Farms is seeking five full-season farm apprentices for the 2015 season. The apprenticeship runs from March 2 to October 31. Please submit your application by December 20, 2014. The goal of the apprenticeship program at Soil Born Farms is to provide training for aspiring farmers by teaching the basic concepts and practical applications of organic food production. At Soil Born Farms, organic food production is a piece of the broader work of the organization, tying food systems into the larger social issues of food security, social justice, and public and ecological health. This full-time apprenticeship is designed for people who want to pursue a career in sustainable “specialty crop production” or mixed fruit and vegetable farming. Interested applicants can apply with an intention to participate in only the first-year apprenticeship, but the ideal candidate will be interested in pursuing the second-year apprenticeship as well. Apprentices are exposed to all aspects of food production through hands-on field work (40-45 hours/week), formal classes on sustainable crop production farm business skills (30-35 hours total), monthly readings and discussions, and monthly regional farm tours. Three positions are available each season for Second-Year Apprentices, taking on increased responsibility at either the American River Ranch or the Farm on Hurley Way. Required Qualifications: • Ability to commit to a full-time eight-month apprenticeship (March – October) • Commitment to sustainable agriculture • Strong interest in pursuing a career in farming or community food systems • Interest in working in a physically-demanding position in all kinds of weather • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. Preferred Qualifications: • An interest in pursuing a career in sustainable agriculture in the Sacramento region • Some experience working or volunteering on farms and/or doing outdoor manual labor Housing & Compensation: 10’x10’ canvas platform tents with access to shared kitchen, living room and bathroom. Apprentices will receive a stipend for a portion of the hours worked on the farm. Staff sit down together daily during the work week to eat a prepared lunch. Apprentices will also receive food from the farm (vegetables, eggs, etc) and a stipend for supplementary food. Application deadline: December 20, 2014 Start date: March 2, 2015 More information and application available at: Contact with questions.

Posted: December 16, 2014 | Location: Blachly, Oregon

Horton Road Organics is hiring apprentices for the 2015 season. At Horton Road Organics, we cultivate 5 acres of vegetables that provide food for three local farmers markets, natural food stores, restaurants, and a 70-member CSA. Our apprentice program is predominantly hands on. Prior field experience can be very helpful but not as important as a willingness to meet the demands of the farm each day. It is essential that you: (1) Are able to commit to the entire season mid April through October and have a good work ethic, (2) Are physically able to do field work, which involves a combination of stamina, strength and flexibility, and (3) Are able to work well with others in a team, have good communications skills, and are prepared to contribute time and energy to community building activities. Students spend much of their time planting, weeding, harvesting and preparing vegetables. They also dig and fertilize raised beds, go to farmers markets, do deliveries, keep records, choose projects to pursue, and write for the CSA newsletter. Throughout the season, students are expected to gain mastery over different tasks and develop an understanding of the working farm that comes with working closely with past graduates and being an important part of a seasonal crew. What is learned in the field is contextualized by classes and field trips that introduce students to the basic subjects involved in small scale organic farming. Our goal each year is to foster a diversified, productive, ecologically sensitive and personally enriching learning environment. Commitment & Compensation: • April 15-October 31, 2015; 40-hour work week, Monday-Friday • $700 Monthly Stipend & Worker’s Compensation Coverage • Extra pay for Saturday Farmers Markets • Community Living, Private Bedroom & Bulk Food Provided The position is open until filled. Please apply online at

Posted: November 13, 2014 | Location: 4 Oregon Chapter Locations, Oregon

New Farmers Needed. Be one in a million— Join Rogue Farm Corps in 2015! Applications are now open for positions throughout Oregon. FarmsNext 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. Rogue Farm Corps trains the next generation of farmers and ranchers through hands-on educational programs. Our host farms are located four cluster around Oregon: the Rogue Valley, the Portland Metro Area, the South Willamette Valley, and Central Oregon. For complete program descriptions, information on our host farms, and applications, visit our website:

Posted: September 22, 2014 | Location: , Oregon

FarmsNOW is an advanced training program that is designed for the student who has a solid foundation of farm knowledge, skills, experience, and the goal of running their own farm enterprise. This program will take beginning farmers to the next step, prepping them for running a successful independent business. FarmsNOW is designed for those seeking mastery in the art and business of farming—the program will dig deep into planning, designing and running integrated farming systems. The program has three areas of educational focus: Field-based training and hands-on learning- The majority of the program will be focused on learning by doing. Over time, the students will be expected to share responsibilities with the farmers. These responsibilities could include overseeing transplant crew and harvest crew, helping with wash and pack, tractor cultivation, field walks and observation, record keeping, produce deliveries, setting up and running farmers markets and general farm maintenance. Practical skills and business classes and seminars- In addition to the hands-on training provided by our host farms, students will attend a series of classes facilitated by RFC and Oregon State University Small Farms Program. Classroom and seminar topics may include: Managing labor & human resources Choosing & maintaining farm equipment Designing irrigation systems Enterprise selection & diversification Integrating perennial & annual cropping systems Post-harvest handling/food safety Long-term soil fertility/advanced soil science Book-keeping/income & expense tracking/cash flow Peer to peer networking- Students in FarmsNOW will have the opportunity to meet and network with local farmers and agricultural professionals. RFC will organize farm tours and will host potluck discussion circles to bring together partners from across the agricultural community. Based in four locations throughout Oregon, RFC brings together hands-on training, classroom learning and farm-based experience on a diverse network of commercial family farms to provide opportunities for beginners to train to launch their own farm business. The next two-year cohort begins in March of 2015. To find a complete FarmsNOW program description, information on our host farms, and an application, please visit: