Farm Training Fellowship – HOPE for Small Farm Sustainability

Contact information
Farm Address:
HARLINGEN, Texas, 78552-1724

Primary Contact: Diana Padilla
Secondary Contact: Zulean Cruz- Diaz

Primary Phone:
    Number: 9564124916



Internship information
General Farm Description: HOPE for Small Farm Sustainability is a 501c(3) educational nonprofit that works to amplify healthy Texas regional food systems, as food connectors for both farmers and the community. We provide training and education to individuals and small-scale farmers interested in growing, preparing and selling their own organic food for self-sustainability. Additionally, HOPE supports healthy food accessibility for community equity.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: Rolling basis
Internship Ends: 6-months from start
Number of Internship Available: 3
Application Deadline: Rolling basis
Minimum Length of Stay: 3-months

Internship Details:

What We’re Looking For

Looking for individuals that are interested in being part of an intensive learning/working farming program. We are hiring individuals wanting to 1.) practice outdoor organic/ natural farming in a sub-tropical climate and 2.) learn the indoor work of how to run a successful farming business. This would be a 6 months paid fellowship which could lead into a Farm Trainer position ($17/hr). 

If you are a recent agriculture graduate that wants an opportunity to learn more while earning an income or an experienced farmer that is looking for new opportunities, we encourage you to apply! 


Job Overview- Learning and Practicing

  • Outdoors
    • Soil health
    • Land preparation
    • Irrigation installation
    • Companion planting 
    • Succession planting
    • How to operate a CSA program 
  • Indoors
    • Bookkeeping
    • Marketing
    • Safe Food Packaging
    • Food Safety 

Educational Opportunities: Fellows will learn outdoor organic/ natural farming in a sub-tropical climate as well as the indoor work of how to run a successful farming business. Potential for hire after training period.

Skills Desired: No formal education background needed. Does need to have a base in agriculture knowledge

Meals: No

Stipend: $100/week

Housing: No

Preferred method of Contact: Email or Phone Call