Hunger Task Force Farm Internship in Wisconsin

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Internship Available on the Hunger Task Force Farm in Wisconsin – 2018

The Hunger Task Force Farm is currently seeking interns for the 2018 growing season! This is a 30-hour a week, paid internship ($15/hr) assisting Farm staff with the planting, maintenance and harvesting of fruit and vegetable crops on 100 acres at the Hunger Task Force Farm in Franklin, Wisconsin. This intern position includes work in the greenhouse, farm fields and orchards. Interns operate trucks, tractors, and other equipment needed to cultivate fruits and vegetables. Other tasks interns will become familiar with throughout the growing season include: crop irrigation, weed control, fruit and vegetable harvest and post-harvest handling. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Welcome, orient, and lead work crews of community volunteers in farm activities
  • Plant and transplant fruit and vegetable crops in farm fields
  • Demonstrate and explain farm work techniques and safety regulations to volunteers
  • Demonstrate proper fruit and vegetable harvest techniques and post-harvest handling
  • Safely operate farm equipment as trained and as necessary
  • Willingly work outside, for extended periods of time in many types of weather including heat, wind, rain and cool temperatures

The goal is to provide Farm Interns with a dynamic, hands-on experience in agriculture, sustainability, nutrition, and hunger relief.  All produce harvested goes to local families and seniors in need…

Background: Hunger Task Force operates a 208-acre Farm and Fish Hatchery in Franklin, Wisconsin. The Hunger Task Force Farm is the only peri-urban farm in the state that grows fresh fruits and vegetables for the expressed purpose of feeding the hungry. The Farm hosts a variety of one-of-a-kind programs that benefit our community in many ways. The Farm is home to 173 acres of tillable land, an on-site fish hatchery, a 43-acre Oak Savanna, and a unique child nutrition education program which includes a school garden. All of fresh produce grown at The Farm is distributed completely free of charge to families in need in the Greater Milwaukee Area. The Farm’s crop list includes apples, asparagus, beans, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, cauliflower, corn, greens, lettuce, pears, peppers, squash, tomatoes and watermelon. Crops are planted in succession to extend harvest windows for locally grown vegetables.

The Hunger Task Force Farm Internship is a great opportunity for beginning farmers looking to learn skills and develop experience! Interested candidates should send resume to Farm Director Matt King at matt.king@hungertaskforce.org

 

To learn more about farming jobs and internships or to post an opportunity on beginningfarmers.org, go to: http://www.beginningfarmers.org/internship-and-employment-opportunities/

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