The Wegener Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
Fenton, Michigan, 48430

Primary Contact: Rob
Primary Phone:
    Number: 12488084652


Internship information
General Farm Description: We are Rob, Cheryl and Matthew of The Wegener Farm. 2020 was a year of transition and learning for our family. The death of our fourteen year old daughter, a global pandemic and empty grocery store shelves made us think in new ways about health (physical, mental, and spiritual) and about food. We were reminded that there is no more precious gift than health, and no more important factor in health than what we eat. In 2021 we embarked on a new mission... to provide our community with nutrient-dense fresh food that is locally and sustainably raised. The Wegener Farm was born. We serve 130 families through our CSA program, as well as selling through farm markets, our produce stand, and wholesale accounts

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: 5/1/2024 (or sooner)
Internship Ends: 9/31/2024
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: 04/15/2023
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 months

Internship Details:

We are seeking future farmers! If you think you might be one, let us help you.  We believe in small scale regenerative farming.  This is hard work, but we have a lot of fun.  As part of this paid internship, you will learn about our production and distribution systems and will be given as much responsibility as you prove ready for, including running markets or even our production operations for while the farm manager is on leave.  It is really up to you.  You can make a rewarding living running a small scale farm, learn how to do it with us!

Educational Opportunities: learn practical agronomy, integrated organic pest management, greenhouse management (primarily for tomatoes), fertility management, National Organic Program standard, food safety, marketing, logistics of a small farm.

Skills Desired: The most important thing to us is a willingness to work hard and learn. Farm and/gardening experience is a plus.

Meals: no, but we have all the veggies you can eat!

Stipend: This is a paid internship. Pay will vary depending on experience level from $10 to $15 dollars per hour.

Housing: no

Preferred method of Contact: through "contact" tab on website