Rogue Farm Corps Apprentice

Contact information
Farm Address:
PO BOX 86024
Portland, Oregon, 97286

Primary Contact: Kait Crowley
Primary Phone:
    Number: 541-588-3551



Internship information
General Farm Description: Rogue Farm Corps partners with dedicated mentor host farms and ranches that focus on sustainable, regenerative, ecological, and/or organic approaches in their production methods. Host farm enterprises vary by farm. We have host farms that produce vegetables, herbs, fruit, seeds, meat, dairy, eggs, and more, and in various combinations. Host farms are commercial, small-to-mid scale operations marketing to their local and regional community via a range of sales channels including farmers market, CSA, wholesale, and more. RFC apprentices are exposed to other farm production and marketing systems via farm tours. Visit to see a full listing of RFC host farms.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: 4/1/2024
Internship Ends: 10/31/2024
Number of Internship Available: 45
Application Deadline: 03/1/2024
Minimum Length of Stay: 500 training hours

Internship Details:

Applications are now OPEN for ROGUE FARM CORPS’ Apprenticeship Program in Oregon for the 2024 farm season.

Positions at participating Host Farms are filled on a rolling basis, please apply ASAP if you’re interested!

Are you interested in a paid sustainable farm Apprenticeship in Oregon that’s paired with a series of on-line and in-person classes and tours? Check out Rogue Farm Corps’ Apprenticeship Program!

Apprentices train and work as waged employees at one of RFC’s partner Host Farms and are protected by state and federal labor laws. Hands-on field training with Host Farm mentors is complemented by a series of classes, farm tours, discussions, and networking events organized by Rogue Farm Corps. Some Host Farms offer housing and/or a compensation package that also includes food. Start and end dates vary based on the Host Farm, but are generally spring through fall. Full-time and part-time positions are available. Host Farm and position information can be found on our website.

Rogue Farm Corps seeks to train an inclusive next generation of farmers and encourages applicants of all backgrounds and identities to apply. Scholarships and travel stipends are available.

Apprenticeship applications are accepted on the Rogue Farm Corps website until positions are filled (usually by early-mid March), but early applications are considered first. Host Farms decide which applicants to interview and offer placements to. Applicants must be 18 years or older and have authorization to work in the U.S.

Program fees are between $550 and $800 and are based on the number of events an apprentice will be attending. RFC has scholarships available with priority given to participants who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latinx, another Person of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQIA+, veterans, those who have been impacted by the carceral system, and low-income participants.

Rogue Farm Corps is committed to an ongoing learning process around privilege, power, inequality, and systems of oppression. RFC has a goal of making our programs welcoming to, inclusive of, and accessible to communities who are under-represented as farm operators in Oregon, including women, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other people of color (BIPOC), LGBTQIA+ individuals, low-income individuals and immigrants. Our desire to create a more equitable food system is reflected in RFC’s programs and collaborations.

Learn more and apply:

Questions? Reach out!

Educational Opportunities: Apprentices join other beginning farmers for an Educational Event Series facilitated by Rogue Farm Corps. The full event series includes: 24 classes focused on foundational sustainable agriculture concepts, skills, and the food system. 7-10 farm tours which showcase practical skills and individual farmers’ stories and provide insight into diverse production and marketing systems. 3-5 discussion circles with topics including Food Justice / Food Sovereignty and Next Steps for Beginning Farmers. RFC strives to make all educational events inclusive and welcoming to people from all backgrounds and identities. Classes, tours, and discussions are led by Rogue Farm Corps staff, agricultural professionals, and expert farmworkers/farmers. For more information on these events, please visit our event series page and sample schedule.

Skills Desired: No experience is required to apply, however we recommend that applicants have some prior agricultural exposure/experience or physical/outdoor work experience and have enjoyed this type of activity.

Meals: Most Host Farms do not provide meals (though a few may). Many do offer farm-produced food to their Apprentices.

Stipend: All host farms pay at least minimum wage for their county and some offer housing and/or food as well. See individual host farm listings for compensation details.

Housing: Host farms are not required to offer housing, but some have on-farm housing available or are willing to help the Apprentice find housing in the area.

Preferred method of Contact: email