1 Farm Hand And 2 Summer Intern

internship - full time, paid

The Farm At Our House
Brookeville, MD
Closed
Posted 77 Days ago
The Farm At Our House
Brookeville, MD
internship - full time, paid
Posted 77 Days ago
Closed

Description

1 FARM HAND AND 2 SUMMER INTERNS * Date Posted May 03, 2019 * Location Brookeville, MD * Category Agriculture * Job Type Full-Time Company Description The Farm at Our House's mission is to to grow fresh produce sustainably and provide work development opportunities for young people. We are located in Brookeville, Maryland, 15 miles north of Washington, DC. We grow certified organic small fruits and vegetables and raise honey bees on 6 acres. We manage an additional 11 acres. The farm is located on 140 acres owned by Our House www.our-house.org , a residential job training center for young men ages 16-21. We do not own the land we farm on, but have farmed the land for a decade and have a license to the land for an additional 5 years as a result of our collaborative relationship. We currently gross $80,000/ year, manage a 100 member 26-30 week CSA, sell at 1 local farmers market, and to local restaurants and grocers. Our House residents have the opportunity, should they choose and comply with our work expectations, to work on the farm, earn income, and develop job skills to prepare for adulthood. College students and high school students also intern on the farm. Job Description Fieldwork: Implement daily priorities and policies as determined by farm owner and farm manager. Lead and perform field work, including planting, cultivation, irrigation, harvesting, post-harvest handling of crops; assist with mushroom production, equipment maintenance, repair and requisition, greenhouse and high tunnel maintenance and supervision and property landscaping; Identify crop selection including crops specific to Southeast Asia. Marketing and Business Development:Possibly represent farm at weekly farmers markets or CSA pickup site; ensure delivery of produce to wholesale customers; manage produce allocation among market, wholesale and CSA; possibly contribute to newsletter, website, social media presence and marketing materials. Potential to participate in budgeting, crop rotation planning, crop/variety selection, capital project planning exists. Administrative: Ensure work is documented; sales are recorded and organic certification documentation requirements are met. Requirements: * Enthusiasm and Curiosity for Farming * Bachelor's or Associates degree in any field preferred * Drivers License * Ability to do physical labor for long periods of time. * Six months of experience farming or horticultural experience with the application of sustainable agriculture principles and organic farming preferred * Experience working with at-youth preferred Compensation this position is PAID: hourly, under $15/hr How to apply Please click here to sign in and view application details. If you are not registered, you'll be prompted to do so. Don't worry, it's free! Deadlineno deadline The Farm at Our House

Skills

social media, harvest, sustainable agriculture, organic farming, field work, sales, restaurants, training, business development, project planning, farmers markets, greenhouse, curiosity, determined, teamwork

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