Updated on May 21, 2019
Contact informationFarm Address:
3608 River Road
Cedar Creek , Texas , 20650
Primary Contact: Michelle Akindiya
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: "Farmshare Austin is a Non-Profit teaching farm. Our three part mission focuses on Farmer Training, Food Access and Farmland Preservation. Read more about our programs at www.farmshareaustin.org"
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 2/19/2019
Internship Ends: 6/20/2019
Number of Internship Available: 6
Application Deadline: 11/1/2018
Minimum Length of Stay: 18 weeks
Farmer Starter is an 18 week intensive Farmer Training program on a working 10 acre Certified Organic vegetable farm.
Educational Opportunities: "Farmer Starter is unique in the way it pairs hands on learning in the field with classroom education and farm tours. Over the course of 18 weeks you will spend over 200 hours in the field, 200 hours in the classroom and visit 16 different farms or agriculture related businesses. We cover both the production aspects as well as the business and financial skills you will need to be a successful farmer. You will choose a special project and we will help you find the resources you need to delve deeply into a specific topic you are passionate about. "
Skills Desired: "No experience is necessary, but you must have a strong desire to learn how to farm and be ready to work in a challenging environment."
Meals: Students are welcome to produce from the farm. As a group we prepare shared lunches between field time and class time. Farmshare provides staples for these lunches in addition to the produce from the farm.
Stipend: "This is a tuition based educational program which provides students with formal learning in college level courses. Tuition is $2,500. We award need based scholarships and offer work-share programs as financial aid. If you are committed to the program, we are committed to finding a way to make it work for you. "
Housing: "Students have the option of living on the farm during the semester for an additional $1,500 for the 18 weeks. We have large canvas tents on raised platforms that come furnished with a bed, chair, dresser and solar lamp."
Preferred method of Contact: e-mail