Farming Apprenticeship in Pennsylvania

Picking Flowers on the FarmFarming Apprenticeship Available in Waverly, Pennsylvania Full-time March/April to November 2015

Overlook Farm is a diverse, organically (not-yet-certified) operated farm located in beautiful Waverly, PA, overlooking the Endless Mountains. They are going into their second year of operation, looking to build a strong farm community.  They will have 5 acres of annual vegetable cultivation, greenhouses for wintergreens production, egg layers, broilers, pigs, and an apiary, as well as beds for cut flowers, herbs, and teas.

The goal of the apprenticeship is to immerse the applicants with an educational experience of starting up a small-scale farm through participation in all aspects of farming. This includes but is not limited to feeding and care of livestock, greenhouse management, seed propagation, transplanting, weeding, hand cultivation, harvest, and marketing our product.  Since they are only going into their second season, tasks will vary greatly and the apprentices will have a unique opportunity to experience all aspects of a new production farm.


Overlook Farm is seeking motivated farmers with a genuine passion for agriculture, a desire to learn, and the ability to perform the following tasks:

  • Ability to work 40-55 hours per week, including weekend work

  • Previous farming experience is not necessary, but agricultural interest, enthusiasm, and hard work are a must!

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to lift 50-80 lbs. and perform strenuous physical tasks

  • Work long hours in all weather conditions, while maintaining a positive attitude

  • Driver’s license with a clean driving record


Apprentices will be paid at the rate of $7.25 an hour; taxes, a $300 charge for housing (utilities and internet included) and other required withholdings will be taken out each month.  Additionally, apprentices will have access to farm produce. No pets.


Apply by sending the following materials to Liz Piriczky at

  • Cover letter stating interest in the position and applicable experiences/skills

  • Resume

  • Three references (including name, relationship/job title, telephone number, email)

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