Wild Fox Farm Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2018 Apprentices
Wild Fox Farm is currently accepting applications for our sustainable farming apprenticeship program. Wild Fox Farm is located in the Lehigh Valley in Barto, PA. The training will take place on the farm which includes 10 acres of vegetables, pasture raised range livestock: pigs, laying hens, broilers, sheep, a greenhouse and several hoophouses. We are experienced vegetable growers with over 25 years of combined experience.
This apprenticeship training program was designed to provide all the necessary training to those wishing to pursue organic/sustainable farming as a livelihood or career. Ideal candidates should have some farming experience and have the desire and interest in acquiring the necessary skills and experience to advance to the “journeyperson” level, where they would be capable of running their own operation or managing another farm.
Apprentices begin the season in the late winter/early spring so they can experience the full “summer” season and all the preparations that precede it. Depending upon the exact start date, the season ends in November. A second year is also possible. A second year could include working with the winter growing program and learning marketing, supervising and other managerial, leadership and business aspects.
In following with the training goals, apprentices participate in all aspects of the farm and learn the necessary farming skills both through classroom instruction, reading, and on the job training.
Compensation for the apprentices includes a monthly stipend, housing, seasonal produce as well as on-the-job training and educational courses that take place online and off-site through our partner organizations.
To apply, please send an email of interest and a copy of your resume to Ben at firstname.lastname@example.org