University of Arkansas Center for Food and Farm System Entrepreneurship

Contact information
Farm Address:
316 PTSC
fayetteville, Arkansas , 72701

Primary Contact: heather friedrich
Primary Phone:
    Type:
Office
    Number: 4795752798
    Email: heatherf@uark.edu

Website: https://farmandfoodsystem.uark.edu/apprenticeship-programs/

Internship information
General Farm Description: Apprentices are matched with successful farmers in Northwest Arkansas based on the production system they are interested in learning. Most of the farm opportunities have specialty crops (vegetables, fruit, flowers, etc) and some have integrated crop-livestock systems. Application found at https://farmandfoodsystem.uark.edu/apprenticeship-programs/

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: January 11, 2020
Internship Ends: TBD
Number of Internship Available: 8
Application Deadline: December 15, 2019
Minimum Length of Stay: 8 months

Internship Details:

The Center for Food and Farm Systems Entrepreneurship at the University of Arkansas System, is partnering with successful farms in Northwest Arkansas to offer a NEW apprenticeship program. The program begins January 2020 with 12 educational classes, and on-farm placement begins in March. The classes focus on foundational topics important to regenerative farming practices and sustainable farm business management while the on-farm experience allows apprentices to learn while working alongside experienced farmers. The program targets those that wish to farm as a profession. It exposes apprentices to farm service providers and resources, mentorship with experienced diversified farmers and provides networking opportunities with other beginning farmers.


Educational Opportunities: yes - a series of 12 classes are organized to provide information on key topics necessary to beginning a farm and to provide exposure to ag service providers in NWA.

Skills Desired: previous farming or gardening experience preferred

Meals: varies

Stipend: yes

Housing: varies - some farms provide housing

Preferred method of Contact: email