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Rising Sun Farm and Orchard

Contact information
Farm Address:
W7901 830th Ave
River Falls, Wisconsin, 54022

Primary Contact: Lindsey Baris
Secondary Contact: Ryan Browne

Primary Phone:
    Number: 715-410-8101

Secondary Phone
    Number: 715-222-3237




Internship information
General Farm Description: "We are a small-scale, diversified, certified organic farm in rural Wisconsin that has been in production for 45 years. We raise a large variety of vegetables as well as apples, chickens, pigs, and lamb. In the spring, we make maple syrup. Our produce is sold through out neighboring communities in grocery stores, co-ops, restaurants, an on site farm stand, and a small farmers market. Interns can expect to gain experience in all aspects of field work on the farm including seed planting, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, filling orders of customers, delivering produce to stores, and possibly working the farmers market. Interns may also take part in moving animals using portable electric fencing to design a management intensive grazing system. We have a great crew of 5 full time farm-hands as well as a rotating cast of volunteers, who help make working Rising Sun Farm a great experience. There are opportunities to work in a crew and alone on this farm. Rising Sun Farm and Orchard is currently transitioning to a no-till farm. We will be utilizing the natural ecosystems of the soil to help maintain proper soil structure, sequester carbon, as well as making natural occurring nutrients in the soil more available to our plants to help cut back on external inputs. We are believers in regenerative agriculture and are striving to make our farm into a more sustainable environment for the soil, air, water, animals, and people.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: "April 15th, negotiable"
Internship Ends: "November 1, opportunity for 2nd season available"
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: ASAP
Minimum Length of Stay: Commitment for whole season desired

Internship Details:

“Call for more information. Depending on start date, interns will be part of maple syrup production, planting, and all aspects of small-scale vegetable production. We grow outside and in hoop houses. The bulk of the work includes planting seed, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, making soil, feeding chickens, and pigs.”

Educational Opportunities: "Education in small-scale, organic farm production in the field and greenhouses using no-till methods inspired by regenerative agriculture. Areas of development will include planting, crop rotation, crop management and maintenance, harvesting, market preparation, customer interaction and poultry raising."

Skills Desired: "No previous experience needed. Applicants with critical thinking skills, ability to identify basic hand tools, a good work ethic and an understanding of living without all of the amenities at hand may be given preference. Must be able to work as a team as well as alone in the field. A desire to be on a peaceful quiet farm required."

Meals: Lunches are prepared and shared on work days. Interns are responsible for their breakfast and dinner. Farm produce/eggs/syrup available to interns.

Stipend: Dependent on experience. $500/month or higher with bonus at end of season. Housing and most food included.

Housing: "We have a large, full size (very nice) trailer that includes kitchen, bathroom, shower, electricity. This trailer is parking in the woods and has a great view of the maple trees."

Preferred method of Contact: Telephone