2019 Intern Position

We are looking for an intern on our small, sustainable vegetable farm in Northern KY.  The ideal candidate for this position:

  • is enthusiastic about sustainable agriculture and interested in farming

  • is excited about the free exercise and fresh air you’ll get working outside

  • is a natural learner and loves the satisfaction of hard work

  • is a great communicator and gets along well with others

  • wants more than just a job, wants 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, at farmers’ markets, and to restaurants) on a small-scale (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

-Weeding                                                  -Harvesting

-Working Farmers Market                  -Training on our 2-wheel tractor

 

Benefits and Compensation:

  • Pay:  $400 stipend paid twice monthly

  • Benefits:  Fresh veggie seconds and farmers’ market returns as well as educational opportunities through the Cultivate! Ohio Valley organization and JM Fortier’s Market Gardener Masterclass

  • 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.

 

Hours:

We are looking for someone is available to work from early May through August.  Ideally, we would like you to work about 24 hrs/wk, from 8:30am – 5pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Our Experience:

Anna and Steve have been producing vegetables for CSA for the past 6 years.  This year we plan to sell our produce through 50+ CSA shares, the Independence and Ft. Thomas Farmers’ Market, and the Ohio Valley Food Connection.  Anna is our primary farmer and will be 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 rains.and.sun@gmail.com.  Applications are due March 1st and we will set up on farm interviews in mid to late March.

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