Farm Intern/Farm Apprentice — Dead Branch Farms
Dead Branch Farms is a new farm currently being developed in Chesterfield Massachusetts. We are actively in production of vegetables and flowers and are looking to hire two Farm Interns/Apprentices for our upcoming busy season.
This is an exciting educational opportunity for the right candidates, as there are unique opportunities to learn the about design & development of new farm spaces, as well as marketing and business development strategies.
This is a part-time position, Tuesday through Friday from 8-3, and will include lunch. Farm Interns will participate in projects under the direction of the Assistant Farm Manager and Farm Director.
Weekly educational sessions and check-ins will be offered as part of this program. This Farm Internship/Apprenticeship program is a hands-on educational experience designed to motivate those interested in Agricultural Professions, and its purpose is to give you fundamental experience and guidance; aiming to build confidence in carrying out entry-level farm positions.
-Greenhouse Propagation and Production
-Growing Techniques including: Planting, Harvesting, Weeding, Irrigating, Pest Management, and Soil Amendment applications.
-Farm Design and Planning
-Production Techniques for this cooler Zone 5b climate
-Land Stewardship and long term Site Planning
*There will also be opportunity to assist at our weekday farm stand in Northampton Wednesday-Friday.
-Ability to lift 50lbs regularly
-Valid drivers license
-Genuine interest in Farming and Agricultural related issues
The Program will run from June through October. Participants will be paid a stipend of $500.00 a month. Couples encouraged to apply!
Please submit a brief cover letter describing your interest in farming, and a resume detailing employment and post-secondary schooling to email@example.com