the Program Works
the Program Skills
Agricultural Development Worker
- Small Farmer
Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture
the Internship Program Works
program is designed to involve participants in as many of the seasonal
activities as possible. Interns are expected to help with the farm's
general operation by doing morning and evening chores, helping with
farm work, working on some Sundays and holidays, and by occasionally
providing overnight security. By assuming these responsibilities, interns
make it possible for the farm to offer them free living quarters, farm
products, and a stipend.
trainer supported by a farm staff of eight others provides training.
The training is hands-on in nature with occasional sit-down sessions.
accommodations are modest, with each intern having a private room and
access to a shared kitchen, living room, and bathroom. All utilities
are paid for. However, interns are responsible for their own health,
transportation, and telephone costs. Interns are insured through workman's
compensation for accidental injury while on the job.
dates vary from year to year but generally the twelve-week sessions
run as follows: Spring; March through May, Summer, June through August,
Fall; September through November.