Rogue Farm Corps

Contact information
Farm Address:

four chapter locations around the state , Oregon , 28607

Primary Contact:
Primary Phone:
    Type:
Office
    Number: 541-951-5105
    Email: info@roguefarmcorps.org

Website: https://www.roguefarmcorps.org/

Internship information
General Farm Description: TRAINING THE NEXT GENERATION OF FARMERS JOIN ROGUE FARM CORPS AND APPLY FOR A 2019 POSITION TODAY! Rogue Farm Corps Entry-level Farm Internship program is a great launching point for you to try farming for real! Gain significant experience training on a sustainable farm in Oregon. The Internship is a full season (6-8 month) residential immersion program that combines hands-on field training with a mentor farmer, classroom learning, tours of local farms, and a farm-based independent project. No experience necessary. Learn more and apply today! ---- TAKE YOUR FARM TRAINING TO THE NEXT LEVEL Are you ready to dig deeper and gain the skills needed to manage a farm or start one on your own? Rogue Farm Corps Apprenticeship Program will help you learn how to manage and run a sustainable agricultural operation. The Apprenticeship is an immersive on-farm program for those with two or more years of farming experience who are seeking to dive into the art and business of farming. Hands-on training, classes, weekend workshops around the state, an independent project, and guidance on farm business development will help you gain the skills to plan, design, and run integrated farming systems on your own. Find out more and apply today! ---- Rogue Farm Corps is the only organization in Oregon that offers structured, entry-level and advanced farmer training programs rooted in real-world farm businesses. We work with host farms located in the Rogue Valley, the Portland Metro Area, the South Willamette Valley, and Central Oregon, offering experiences with vegetable production, animal husbandry, dairy, and more. For complete program descriptions, information on our host farms, and applications visit http://roguefarmcorps.org

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: 3/15/2019
Internship Ends: 10/31/2019
Number of Internship Available: 6
Application Deadline: ASAP
Minimum Length of Stay:

Internship Details:

Rogue Farm Corps Internship Program is a full season entry-level residential internship that combines hands-on training and skills-based education in sustainable agriculture.

Participants live and learn on a host farm, receiving up to 1,500 hours of on-farm training and learning in-depth skills from their mentor farmer over the course of a farming season. The hands-on, residential training experience is combined with farm tours, classes, and discussion circles throughout the region, as well as an independent study project, and access to lots of resources for further learning. Interns are exposed to a vast array of knowledge and expertise by engaging in the daily life of vibrant, agricultural communities.

The Apprenticeship Program is an advanced program for those with farming experience who are seeking mastery in the art and business of sustainable agriculture. Hands-on training, classes, weekend workshops around the state, an independent study project, and guidance in farm business development will allow participants to gain the skills to plan, design, and run integrated farming systems on their own.

This full-immersion program is designed for those who have completed an internship program with RFC or a similar organization, or have two years of on-farm experience. Apprentices live and learn on a host farm, receive up to two seasons of on-farm training, and learn in-depth skills from their mentor farmer. The rotating two-year curriculum focuses on advanced farming techniques and business planning and management.

Rogue Farm Corps is the only organization in Oregon that offers structured, entry-level and advanced farmer education and training programs rooted in real-world farm businesses. We work with host farms located in the Rogue Valley, the Portland Metro Area, the South Willamette Valley, and Central Oregon and offer experiences with vegetable production, animal husbandry, dairy, mixed operations, and more. For complete program descriptions, host farm profiles, and applications visit http://roguefarmcorps.org


Educational Opportunities: ON-FARM TRAINING (~40+ HOURS/WEEK) The Internship is a hands-on learning experience. The vast majority of your time will be spent learning by doing. You will train alongside your mentor and independently to develop skills while accomplishing daily tasks that move your host farm along through the season. Rogue Farm Corps works closely with farm mentors to provide you with a skill-based curriculum that is unique to your host farm. Our Chapter Coordinators will conduct formal on-site evaluations and skill assessments with interns and host farmers to ensure that your education and training goals are being met. EDUCATIONAL EVENTS: CLASSES, FARM TOURS, AND DISCUSSIONS (~3-5 TIMES PER MONTH) To augment your training and learning at your host farm, you will join other interns in your local region for classes that teach practical skills as well as foundational concepts and knowledge, farm tours, discussion circles and potlucks throughout the agricultural region. These are led by Rogue Farm Corps staff, agricultural professionals, and expert farmers. You can expect a variety of teaching approaches and locations, from traditional classroom settings to experiential on-farm settings. INDEPENDENT PROJECTS (~1-2 HOURS PER WEEK) During the course of the farming season, every intern will complete an independent project, submit a report and make a short presentation at the end-of-season Closing Dinner. Examples of previous independent projects include raising a small flock of ducks for market, constructing a root crop storage room, developing recipe cards for market customers, and building an outdoor cob oven. PROGRAM DETAILS AND REQUIREMENTS The Internship Program begins between March 15 and April 15 and concludes typically between October 15 and October 31 depending on your host farm. Room, board, and stipend packages vary from farm to farm. In any case, you can expect safe, secure housing, farm-produced food and some staples, and a monthly stipend. Each host farmer determines the details. To successfully complete the program, you will complete 1,000 to 1,500 hours of on-farm training time, submit weekly reflective journal entries, complete an independent study project, and attend all outlined classes and farm tours. For profiles of specific host farms, all program details, application process, and more, please visit our website: http://roguefarmcorps.org

Skills Desired: The Rogue Farm Corps Internship Program is an entry-level program, no experience is required. The Apprenticeship Program is an advanced program and requires completion of the RFC Internship or two full seasons of farming experience elsewhere.

Meals: Room and board are provided by Host Farms. Details are available on our website and will be discussed during the interview process.

Stipend: Monthly stipends are provided, and vary based on the Host Farm.

Housing: Housing is provided.

Preferred method of Contact: Email