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Back Home Farm
13374 Coosa County Road 29
Weogufka, AL 35183

Contact: Andy Whorton

Phone: 256-245-7628

Email: j.andrew.whorton@gmail.com

Website: http://www.backhomefarm.com

Last Updated: 04-16-2013

General Description: Back Home Farm is a small-scale (7-8 acres), sustainable farm in Coosa County, Alabama. We grow a variety of produce (last year we grew approximately 30 varieties) and sell most of our produce through a CSA program, with additional sales at farmer's markets and restaurants.

Internship Starts: As Soon As Possible, April 22 is earliest start date
Internship Ends: August, with potential to extend
Number of Interns: 2
App Deadline: Accepting Applications Now
Minimum Length of Stay: 2 months, but the full timeframe is preferred

Meals: Interns are expected to provide their own meals.

Skills Desired: Ability to drive large trucks and tractors preferred, but not required. Ability to perform minor maintenance of machinery also preferred, but not required. Must have the ability to work in difficult working environment (i.e., unpleasant weather conditions, biting insects, etc.)

Educational Opportunities: See above...this is a hands-on learning opportunity primarily geared for folks looking to start their own farm in the coming years who are seeking hand-on experience on a working vegetable farm.

Stipend: A stipend is provided and consists of $800/month.

Housing: Housing is provided via an on-site, 3BR/2BA trailer with fully equipped kitchen and heating/air, phone, and wireless internet.

Preferred method Of Contact: email

Internship Details: Interns will be expected to share in the labor required to manage/operate the farm. In return, interns are offered opportunities to learn hands-on farming techniques...from starting seedlings, transplanting, operating tractors, utilizing a variety of farm implements, working with animals (primarily poultry), irrigation, etc.


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