Hudson Valley Apprenticeship
Last Updated On: noviembre 1st, 2023 at 01:10PM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
Hudson Valley, New York, Various
Primary Contact: Lauren Kaplan
Number: (845) 265-3338
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: The HVA supports apprentices at a network of Mentor Farms. Each mentor farm is unique, varying in acreage (though most are 10 acres or less), team structure, schedules, soil types, growing practices and markets. Mentors are selected based on their experience as a mentor, their skills as a farmer, their alignment with racial equity goals, and their ability to compensate apprentices at least minimum wage, amongst other considerations. The program works to center and uplift mentors from historically marginalized communities, including BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+ and women. All mentor farms are located in the Hudson Valley in either Putnam, Dutchess, Orange or Ulster Counties.
CRAFT Member Farm? Yes
Internship Starts: Various
Internship Ends: Various
Number of Internship Available: 10
Application Deadline: Rolling: Apply ASAP or by December 31.
Minimum Length of Stay: Dependent on mentor farm, but ranges from 3 months - 8 months
The Hudson Valley Apprenticeship (HVA) is a decentralized apprenticeship program, with farms in Columbia, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, and Ulster counties serving as farm mentors for participating apprentices. Apprentices will gain a solid foundation in the principles and practices of sustainable small-scale vegetable production through a combination of hands-on learning, in-field mentoring, and classroom-based education in the following areas:
- Antiracism & equity
- Business & financial management
- Compassionate communications
- Cover cropping & crop rotation
- Farm safety and first aid
- Pest & disease management
- Soil science & testing
- Tractor safety & small engines
Apprentices receive further support through guided skills assessments and check-ins. To reach their learning goals, apprentices assess their own skills and learning goals at the start of the program. Scheduled check-ins with farm mentors and Glynwood staff create space for apprentices to reflect on their learning journey, and opportunities for mentors and program staff to make any relevant contributions or adjustments.
Through this diverse set of hands-on and classroom-based learning opportunities, goal setting and mentorship, apprentices gain competency in the practical agricultural skills. These skills are the necessary building blocks that will enable apprentices to progress in their agricultural careers, either as crew leaders, managers or successful farm entrepreneurs.
Compensation, which varies by farm, is minimum wage or higher, with hourly compensation of $20/hour for classroom trainings. Some participating farms provide housing.
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Educational Opportunities: All apprentices receive 60 hours of classroom education to supplement their in-field learning. Topics include: Antiracism & equity Business & financial management Compassionate communications Composting Cover cropping & crop rotation Farm safety and first aid Pest & disease management Soil science & testing Tractor safety & small engines
Skills Desired: Applicants with some on-farm experience may be preferred by some mentor farms.
Meals: Some mentor farms may offer meals. Others may not.
Stipend: Apprentices receive minimum wage or higher for hourly pay, plus $20/hr for all classroom hours attended. There is some funding available to offset travel expenses to trainings.
Housing: Some mentor farms offer housing. Others do not.
Preferred method of Contact: Email