Farm Internship in Georgia, 2012

Cedar Grove Farm in Stephens, Georgia (30 miles East of Athens GA) is offering an Internship for the 2012 season. Beautiful Farm Picture Cedar Grove in GeorgiaInternship Duration: March-August 2012 -- please apply now; email: Farm.CedarGrove@gmail.com Internship Description: Interns will have the opportunity to experience the full, multi-season workings of our professional, small-scale, Certified Naturally Grown farm.  This experience will include many aspects of small farm management including: seed starting and transplant production, greenhouse and hoop house management, weed and pest management, field crop production, harvesting and processing, record keeping, running the weekly farm stand, customer relations, and more.  Expect to work 40+ hours a week, with at least one day off on the weekends. Educational Opportunities: Largely self-directed.  Interns are encouraged to ask questions and may be directed to do research on pertinent farming topics.  Our library of farming-related resources will be available.  Visits to other neighboring farms may be organized. For further details and application instructions click "read more"

Work Experience/Skills Desired: Future farmers and growers are invited to apply.  Previous experience working outdoors, in a garden, or on a farm is appreciated but not required.  What is required is a serious interest in farming and local food and a life path that is headed in the direction of local food production. Interested folks should be able to listen to and follow detailed instructions, ask good questions, work efficiently, work well on a team as well as independently, be self-directed, be able to handle working outdoors in all kinds of weather, bend and squat for long periods of time, lift 40-50lbs, have a quality work ethic, be responsible, and be consistent.  A good attitude and good communication skills are essential.   A strong back and love of the outdoors helps. Meals: All the veggies you can eat and some pantry supplies will be available, as well as a full kitchen to prepare your meals in. Stipend: $100/week Housing: Private bedroom in a large and beautiful farmhouse.  Shared kitchen, bathroom, living room, and laundry facilities. Interested? Please answer the following questions: 1) Why are you interested in this internship? 2) What do you hope to gain from your experience with us? 3) What kind of physical labor have you done? 4) What are your long-term agriculture goals? 5) Describe your working style and previous work experience. 6) Describe a time when you faced a challenging work situation and how you coped with it. 7) Discuss your weaknesses and pet peeves. 8) Discuss your strengths and passions. 9) What are your shared housing living experiences and preferences? 10) Why are you the best person for this position? Email your reply and contact information to us at Farm.CedarGrove@gmail.com.

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