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Permalink What are some resources for starting an internship on my farm?


Answer: Thank you for requesting information from ATTRA on getting an internship started on your farm.

The following 17-page document may be helpful. Keep in mind that it deals specifically with the state of New York’s labor regulations. Internships in Sustainability: A Handbook for Farmers by Doug Jones (edited by Sarah Johnston) is now located at A print copy may be ordered from:

Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY)
P.O. Box 880
Cobleskill, NY 12043-0880
$6.00, non-members

Some useful information may be gained from reading the current listings in ATTRA’s internship database. The database can be found at


Airmet, Rachel. 2004. How to have happy interns. Growing for Market. April. p. 1,

Byczynski, Lynn. 1997. “Tired? Maybe it’s time to hire help.” Growing for Market. November. p. 1, 4.

Staff. 2000. So you’re ready for an apprentice? Tilth Producers Quarterly [Washington Tilth.] Spring. 2 p.



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