Internships and Apprenticeship at Farmer John’s Plot

Farmer John’s Plot is a nonprofit working farm that models and promotes sustainable food networks and responsible land stewardship, providing dynamics connections to fresh, local nourishment for everyone.  The farm is located on over 140 acres in Dublin, NH.

Their internship (or apprenticeship) offers the opportunity to learn hands on what it takes to run a working farm and a sustainable agricultural nonprofit. You will work together with Farmer John and staff to manage our laying hens, goats, sheep, turkeys, maple syrup, vegetables, herbs, greenhouses, CSA and farm stand.  Upon completion of the program interns will possess a greater understanding of the skills necessary to manage their own farm (and apprentices should be ready to start or manage a farm).  For example our 2012 apprentice, Jasen Woodworth, managed the start-up of a new farm in Maine after completing our program!  Last year they hired Jasen back to work as Horticulture Manager, and this year he has been promoted to farm manager!  As with Jasen, Farmer John’s Plot continues to actively support interns and apprentices as they take the next step in their careers.

If you are interested in a career in agriculture or teaching agriculture this might be a great foot in the door for you!

The internship will encompass the following fields and more:
–    Animal husbandry
–    Horticulture
–    Season extension
–    Nonprofit management
–    Farm management
–    Marketing
–    Soil management
–    Farm start-up
–    Land acquisition

Details:
–    250 hour internships or 500 hour apprentice position available
–    $500 stipend (interns) or $1,000 (apprentice)
–    Option for a CSA share in lieu of part of stipend
–    Positions open year round
–    Free excess, organic produce
–    $100 farm stand credit
–    Free lunch from local general store
–    Customizable work schedule
–    Help in securing affordable local housing
–    Free career and farm consulting support for life

All interested are encouraged to apply.  For an application or more information please contact Farmer John at farmerjohnsplot@gmail.com or 603-289-5927.

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