Growing Growers KC Apprenticeship Program
Last Updated On: enero 27th, 2022 at 03:33PM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
35230 West 135th Street
Olathe, Kansas, 66061
Primary Contact: Program Coordinator | Tricia Jenkins
Number: (913) 856-2335
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Growing Growers Kansas City is currently accepting applications for the 2022 season of the farm apprenticeship program. The best way to learn farming is from farmers! The apprenticeship program gives you an opportunity to receive hands-on experience combined with reading, classes, and training that will help you decide if farming is a good fit for you. This is an inclusive program, open to anyone with a passion for local food production and typically runs from March through the October.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: March 2022
Internship Ends: August 2022; Flexible
Number of Internship Available: Unlimited
Application Deadline: March 1, 2021
Minimum Length of Stay: Flexible
Accepted applicants will be matched with one of Growing Growers’ host farms in Kansas or Missouri – some of the most successful food producers in our region. Apprentices work on local, sustainably-run farms, where they experience the day-to-day operations of a farm. There are both paid or unpaid apprenticeships through the host farm and a hiring contract will be made based on one another’s needs (see website for specific job opportunities). The apprenticeship program fee is $500. This fee includes all workshops, tours, course materials and on-farm training. The tuition is non-refundable. A limited number of partial scholarships are available.
Educational Opportunities: Apprentices can earn money and learn throughout a full season of hands-on work in every aspect of a local sustainable farming operation (field work, harvesting, marketing, selling and more), obtain 8-10 hours of focused one-on one training with the host farmer, receive mentorship from University, Extension and Business specialists in the field of agriculture, get free admission to virtual workshops and farm tours on a variety of key farming topics taught by local farmers, extensions agents, and other experts, and collect books and course materials to start your sustainable farming library.
Skills Desired: We are looking for individuals who wish to learn the basics of sustainable agriculture and enter their farming career. No entry level of knowledge is required!
Stipend: Successful applicants can choose to work with a variety of farmers that offer anywhere from full-time to part-time paid positions.
Housing: Some host farms may provide housing and can be arrangements will be made with the host farmer.
Preferred method of Contact: Email