Contact informationFarm Address:
1112 Dukes Pkwy W
Hillsborough, New Jersey , 08844
Primary Contact: Lauren
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Our agriculture program focuses on regenerative methods. Our multi-faceted agriculture program, includes greenhouse production, vegetable growing, perennial crops and rotational grazing. Duke Farms (DF) is a leader in environmental stewardship and inspires visitors to become informed stewards of the land. It is a place of education, enjoyment and research that enhances the environmental health of the region.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 1/1/2020
Internship Ends: 12/31/2021
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: 11/8/2019
Minimum Length of Stay: 1 year
Our vegetable grower apprenticeship is ideal for an individual with growing experience looking to take on responsibility making the day-to-day decisions for our cafe garden and high tunnel. Duties will include starting transplants in the greenhouse, planting, weeding, irrigation, pest and disease management, and harvesting. The apprentice will need to work independently and be self-motivated, but will have support from the other sustainable agriculture staff members as well as volunteers. Responsibilities will also include caring for pastured layer hens and may include assisting with other aspects of the farm such as rotational grazing (beef cattle), hay production, composting and a small herd of goats for brush clearing. Includes salary, housing and benefits. Two year position with annual review.
Educational Opportunities: On the job training, classes available, opportunities to attend off site classes and conferences
Skills Desired: One year vegetable growing experience; self-motivated; willing to work around livestock; willing to work in various weather conditions; good communication skills and able to lead volunteers; valid driver's license
Preferred method of Contact: E-mail. To apply send resume with cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your last name followed by “Sustainable Agriculture Apprentice” in the subject line.