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Old Plank Farm
W6028 County Road C
Plymouth, WI 53073

Contact: Stephanie Bartel, Angelica Immel

Phone: 920-917-8207

Email: csa@oldplankfarm.com, sahby6@gmail.com

Website: http://www.oldplankfarm.com, http://www.facebook.com/OldPlankFarm

Last Updated: 02-09-2018

General Description: We are a 25-acre farm on the edge of the town of Plymouth, where we grow organic produce for a 250-member CSA. 2018 will be our 10th growing season.

Internship Starts: 05-14-2018
Internship Ends: 09-30-2018
Number of Interns: 2
App Deadline: 04-01-2018
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 months

Meals: Weekday lunches provided. Cooking is shared among all farm crew members. Staples for other meals also provided, along with vegetables.

Skills Desired: Must be able to work well independently or with a team. Must be able to work under difficult environmental conditions (heat, cold, rain), and be able to lift at least 40 lbs. on a regular basis. Must have a positive attitude, interest in efficiency, passion for learning, and a sense of humor.

Educational Opportunities: We are in our tenth year as a vegetable farm, currently operating a 250-member CSA with approximately 15 acres in production. Our current scale provides an environment where interns can work closely with everyone at the farm to develop hands-on farming skills.

Stipend: $450 per month.

Housing: Trailer, camper, or barn bedrooms. Private bedroom provided, with shared bath and kitchen.

Preferred method Of Contact: initial inquiry via email

Internship Details: A Farm Intern will have the opportunity to work side-by-side with fellow vegetable farmers, participating in tasks essential to vegetable production at Old Plank Farm. This includes seeding, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, washing, and packing vegetables. Apprentices will learn techniques for efficient vegetable cultivation, post-harvest handling, and sales. Other tasks an apprentice may be involved in could include: working at on-farm Pizza Dinner events, greenhouse work, vegetable processing, and general farm maintenance/building. Apprentices will have access to books and other resources related to organic vegetable production. Optional independent projects may be available, based on individuals interests.


 

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