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Position Description:
The season begins in the spring with greenhouse work. Apprentices will learn seed starting techniques and how to grow seedlings on to be transplanted in the field. This time of year we also work in the hoophouses preparing and planting beds for early crops. In summer, the vast majority of our time is spent in the field, beginning with transplanting seedlings, followed by lots of weeding and harvesting. Apprentices will learn how to use a variety of hand tools to effectively control weeds, along with pulling weeds by hand. Once harvest season is in full swing, we are picking almost...

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Position Description:
Farm Apprenticeships provide opportunities for training in areas such as organic vegetable, herb, and flower production at many different scales; marketing techniques, direct marketing strategies such as Community Supported Agriculture; raising livestock, including cattle, goats, sheep, horses, pigs, and poultry; using draft animals; homesteading skills, including house-building, food preservation, and alternative energy; dairy farming and cheese making with cows, goats, or sheep; maple sugaring, orchard pruning, cider pressing, and meat processing; value-added products; and grass-based and intensive rotational grazing farm systems. Diverse opportunities are available on more than 100 farms throughout Maine.

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Apprentices will live on the farm in Cornish, and work on both the land in Cornish and on the leased land 15 minutes away in Porter: Molly and John - the parents - run the home farm in Cornish. This land has been in the family for hundreds of years and is extremely fertile, beautiful soil! They are experimenting with simplifying their operation as Johnny ages (he's a buff 76 year old and going strong). Their main crops this year will be pumpkins and blueberries. Mol used to run a big sunflower business, but is now going to focus on...

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Position Description:
"Essentially, it will work like this: 10 or 12 of us will harvest, process and deliver the blueberry crop over 6 weeks. There'll be two teams and they'll alternate days working in the fields harvesting and workiing in the barn processing. We'll all share meals, their preparation, consumption, and clean-up, and some community chores (gardening and the like). We'll all work as long as it takes to get the work done, which will depend on the size of the crop. It's fast-paced work. Some of the harvesting is by hand and it isn't for the feint of heart (though we...

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Position Description:
"The Broad Arrow Farm internship program offers individuals a chance to become fully immersed in sustainable agriculture, with a practical, hands-on approach. Our goal is to educate future farmers on managing the various aspects of a small farm operation. We pride ourselves on working as part of a team to provide quality organic food to our community, while promoting the local Maine economy. Some key components include, but are not limited to: � Routine chores: Feeding and watering animals twice daily, collecting, washing and packaging eggs, moving poultry tractors � Creating new silvo-pasture: LOTS of fencing, planting, designing rotational systems...

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Position Description:
"Apprentices will be a part of all aspects of farm production including: greenhouse work, planting, cultivation and harvesting of produce; soil preparation; CSA packaging, farm management and farmers market attendance; care for the livestock (and occasionally the dogs and cats); apprentices will be exposed to farm budgeting and seed scheduling; we are very committed to the apprenticeship program and work hard to prepare our apprentices to be able to move into a farm management position. We are also always building something or cutting something down. Apprentices will also be a part of raising our children. Everyone takes turns entertaining and...

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Position Description:
"Apprentices will take full part in the day-to-day operation of a self-sustained, growing organic farm business. Tasks include crop planning, seeding, weeding, greenhouse work, irrigation, harvesting, washing, marketing and animal husbandry. Work crews consist of combinations of farmers, apprentices, trained volunteers and occasionally hourly workers. Work hours are generally 7am-5pm, Monday through Friday and 7am-lunch on Saturday. We can usually accommodate requests for time off with enough notice. "

Position Description:
"We seek full-time and part-time farm workers to help us in the daily work of the farm. Primary tasks include planting, cultivating, harvesting, washing and packing a wide variety of produce and cleaning and maintaining our harvest containers, tools and production spaces. Farm workers may also make deliveries or staff our farmers' market stands. Workers with previous skills and experience may be assigned to more specialized tasks like seedling management, tractor work and building projects."

Position Description:
"Black Kettle Farm currently has 2 open positions on the Field Crew for the 2019 growing season. Field Crew members will participate in all aspects of the vegetable production and will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in all of the inner workings of the farm over the course of the season. Work will range from seeding in the greenhouse, to transplanting, to weeding and thinning in the field, to mastering drip irrigation, to harvest and distribution. Crew members will also gain experience in direct marking through CSA pick-up and a weekly farmers' market. This position is an opportunity to...

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Position Description:
"The experience is divided into sections, with a heavier focus on orchard, learning carpentry, preparing and organizing for the season, & weddings in the summer, and a heavier focus on business and customer service (working in the farm store and at the farm stand) in the fall. While you may have many days in succession doing the same thing, the overall experience over six months will be very diverse. The entire month of July will be focused on preparing for and running the music festival and string camp, which is quite fun and large, and apprentices are usually in charge...

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Position Description:
"This opportunity is one that goes beyond the single season apprenticeship to offering full time, year round work on our farm with the possibility of an increase of pay and responsibility as time goes on. Please find the full details on our website at: www.ripleyorganicfarm.com/employment-opportunities"

Position Description:
"We need help every summer with the annual harvest. We're looking for people to join our crew harvesting and processing wild blueberries from late July through mid September. No experience necessary, just the will and desire to work on a small-scale family farm operation with a fun and active crew. Will train. Full or Part time. Good hourly wages, plus an end of season bonus. Your own transportation is helpful but not needed. Camping facilities on the farm, plus some farm produce."

Position Description:
We are looking for an intern for the summer season at the least. Could last till late Oct if wanted. We have three year long interns here all the time . These positions are usually full. You will be taught all phases of the operation so everyone does different jobs all the time. Self starter important!

Position Description:
"Apprentices are primarily employed in all aspects of vegetable production and marketing, although some opportunities are available to work with the livestock if desired. Typical spring jobs will include sowing and raising transplants in our greenhouses, weeding and harvesting and washing greens in our high tunnel, bed preparation and transplanting/direct seeding in the garden, and field preparation and transplanting in the fields. Summer jobs will include ongoing bed prep, transplanting and weeding in the garden, transplanting and weeding in the field, irrigating, and harvest and post-harvest handling (washing, packing, etc) throughout the farm as well as daily set-up and stocking...

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Position Description:
" organic farm would like to host you for the season, growing food and flowers! on our farm in central maine. working daily with good people, and being fully immersed in a farm experience, we have bee's, sheep, turkeys and chickens. you will be weeding, harvesting, and all around lots of experience on what it takes to run a small family farm."

Position Description:
"We are looking to fill two apprenticeships, one will focus on our animals, and the other with vegetable production. Both of our apprentices will have the opportunity to help with our homesteading tasks (cooking and preservation of food, farm and land maintenance), all farm tasks like irrigation, transplanting and moving animals. The Livestock/Vegetable Apprenticeship position will roughly be a 50/50 split between animal tasks and veggies (with a leadership role in animal tasks and a supporting role in veggie tasks). An idea of specific animal tasks include: Spring: Setting up fencing systems, moving fencing/netting, building/fixing any infrastructure, tending to youngsters...

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Position Description:
"The intern would be expected to learn animals care and help with morning and afternoon chores daily. They would help stack hay a couple of days most weeks in May, June, and August. They would learn how to maintain and repair infrastructure and equipment: fencing, tractors, etc. They would learn to milk our cow and make yogurt and cheese. They would learn how to take care of a garden and put up food. They would learn the ins and outs of managing a farm business: decision making, marketing, finances, etc. "

Position Description:
"We endeavor to involve apprentices in all aspects of the farm. Our main tasks are: Seeding and seedling care, transplanting, weed control and cultivation, basic farm maintenance, harvest, washing and storage of all products, greenhouse production, farmers market attendance (selling and marketing assistance) and CSA distribution. <br /><br /> Apprentices staying for the whole season are also trained to use our cultivating tractor. <br /><br /> We expect, most of all, an earnest commitment to the farm and enthusiastic participation. Apprentices work approximately 12 hours/day, 5 days/week, as well as one half day per week for market attendance. Some work...

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Position Description:
"All of our apprenticeships offer a hands-on experience with agriculture, local food systems, and direct-to-consumer marketing. Two FULL-SEASON VEGETABLE FARMING APPRENTICES will work mainly with Noah, focusing on vegetable, fruit, & herb production, from spring through late fall. Spring involves starting seedlings in our greenhouse, field preparation and direct seeding of hardier crops, and preparing seedlings for planting and sale. Apprentices will be oriented to the use of hand tools, power tools, and the walk-behind tractor. Summer and Fall tasks include planting; weeding with hoes and hand tools; pest management; harvesting, washing and organizing produce; and assisting customers. Late Fall...

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Position Description:
"We are a growing small farm with only one-part time employee. The apprentice will likely be working alongside the farmer at most times. This will allow for plenty of one-on-one training and explanation of our farming methods. However, you should also feel comfortable working independently. You will have the opportunity to work on a full spectrum of farm activities: * Mixing potting soil and seeding transplants, caring for seedlings * Setting up irrigation * Preparing beds and transplanting seedlings * Cultivating with hand tools * Setting up trellises for tomatoes, pruning tomatoes * Opening and closing greenhouses * Harvesting, washing,...

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Position Description:
"farming with us for the season and all the jobs that come up on a farm, including animal care, building projects, weeding, cultivating, harvesting and planting "

Position Description:
"Spring - greenhouse growing, soil prep, planting.<br /><br /> Summer - planting, weeding (lots of it - and all with a host of hand tools, wheel hoes, etc),pest patrol, harvesting, marketing, beginnings of canning & freezing.<br /><br /> Fall - harvesting, marketing, bulk of the canning, firewood away, gardens to bed, garlic planting, clean up.<br /><br /> 5 day work week. Hours - 7 am - 5pm."

Position Description:
"Tide Mill Organic Farm is a highly diversified family farm, that can offer a wide range of livestock and dairy experiences for an eager individual. For livestock, we raise 20,000 broilers, 800 holiday turkeys, 200 laying hens and 100 pigs. We also have a cow dairy consisting of about 80 cows at various ages and stages of lactation. There is also a small vegetable division that we manage. We are certified organic by MOFGA. <br><br> Besides all the production, we can also offer a processing experience. We bottle our own whole raw milk and flavored milks three times a week...

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Position Description:
"In this first year of our farm expansion we are offering a basic homestead/farm internship. If you join us you will participate in every activity happening on the farm. That will include gardening, companion planting & polyculture, construction of swales (permaculture), greenhouse growing, harvesting, food preservation to include canning, fermentation, pickling, freezing, and drying both solar & indoors, animal work including chickens, Runner ducks, rabbits and possibly goats, harvesting animals for meat and hides, tanning hides, and possibly construction of an outdoor kitchen and outdoor bathhouse. <br /> <br /> In addition to comprehensive learning you will be provided with...

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Position Description:
"Pine Root is 12-acre vegetable farm in its third year of operation, located in beautiful Steep Falls, Maine, 35 minutes from Portland. We grow over 100 varieties of vegetables, flowers, and herbs, marketed through our on-site farm stand and wholesale accounts. Owned and operated by Ruby Nelson, age 25, life-long farmer excited about building a new business and sharing the experience. Not organic, but unconventional, striving to be a valuable asset to our community by keeping our produce accessible, practices evolving, and the hungry fed. Apprentices work hard, learn all the aspects of small commercial farming, and leave with a...

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Position Description:
"Interns will plant, work in greenhouse, hoophouses, weed, harvest, work with customers, make pesto and jams for sale, work with CSA, go to markets, animal management."

Position Description:
"We have starting dates between mid-April and late May or very early June. Our season ends sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas, but we also need 2 to 3 summer employees, with ending dates at the end of August. Our work week is about 45 hours, Monday through Friday, plus a rotation of one weekend per month. We understand that people have lives beyond the farm, and we know that most people will want some days off here and there throughout the season so we try our best to accommodate everyone. Freeport is located on the coast of Maine. There is...

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Position Description:
"Intern will participate in all aspects of farm life, including greenhouse work, planting, tilling, weeding, harvesting, marketing, general farm upkeep. "

Position Description:
"Full description on website: http://www.appletoncreamery.com ****Please read before contacting.**** If you email asking for more details, then we will know that you cannot follow directions, and that will be the first strike against your application."

Position Description:
"We are ready to enter Phase 2 at Wild Folk Farm. We devoted much of our energy in the first few seasons to building soil, infrastrcture, and systems and while that will continue, we feel the land is ready to start producing food at a larger scale. Here is a general overview. More to come soon. First Priorities: - Cultivate, sell and trade 2-3 acres in annuals and perennial plants as well as mushrooms. - Sell through CSA and in town farmstead. Incorporate Wild edibles. - Grow an acre of paddy rice with different polycultures. - Develop and expand the...

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Position Description:
"You will work side by side with us until you have the knowledge to take on tasks by yourself or with a farm crew. You will learn all there is to know about running a successful organic operation including but not limited to: seeding, transplanting, harvesting, post-harvest handling and packaging, disease and pest identification, crop rotation, record keeping, green house maintenance, selling and marketing, soil fertility, soil amendments, cover cropping, animal husbandry, flower harvesting and marketing, marketing of pork cuts, tractor maintenance, beekeeping 101 and much more."