2023 Fall Intern Position
We are looking for a fall intern on our small, sustainable vegetable farm in Northern KY. The ideal candidates for this position is:
enthusiastic about sustainable agriculture and interested in farming
excited about the free exercise and fresh air you’ll get working outside
a natural learner and love the satisfaction of hard work
a great communicators and get along well with others
and wants more than just a job, want to work at something meaningful!
As an intern on our farm you will learn the in’s and out’s of growing excellent produce for the direct market (we sell through our Community Supported Agriculture program and at three farmers’ markets) on a less than 2 acres with appropriate tools and technology.
Interns will learn all of the basics needed to run a market garden:
-Seeding -Bed preparation
-Transplanting -Installing irrigation, row covers, landscape fabric
-Working Farmers Market -Training on our 2-wheel tractor
Benefits and Compensation:
Pay: $12 per hour starting
Benefits: fresh veggie seconds and farmers’ market returns, a home cooked lunch each Wednesday, educational opportunities through the Organic Association of KY, and lots of free exercise!
Experience: You will gain valuable hands-on experience in the day-to-day operation of a diversified vegetable farm in your local community. Planning, organizational skills, efficiency and hard work are crucial to the success of our operation. These skills will serve you well in any future endeavor. If you are interested in a career in market farming, a season or two of hands-on experience will be invaluable in helping you decide if this is the right path for you.
We are looking for an intern that is available to work from August through the end of October. Ideally, we would like you to work about 2-3 days per week, from 8:30am – 5pm, with Mondays and Wednesdays being most important. Let us know which days you’d prefer when you apply. We take a half hour lunch each day and on Wednesdays we all eat a meal prepared by Anna. Other days you can bring your own lunch.
Anna has been producing vegetables for CSA for the past 10 years. We plan to sell our produce through 80 CSA shares and at the Independence and Ft. Thomas Farmers’ Market. Anna, along with a couple other experienced farm employees will be training you and working with you on a daily basis.
How to apply:
Please send your resume and a short letter describing what you find inspiring about agriculture and why you would like to work with us this season to email@example.com.