North Carolina: Poplar Ridge Farm seeks Agricultural Intern

8 Apr
Poplar Ridge Farm is seeking a part- or full-time agricultural intern, May-August, to assist with field work, farm business management and our Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Our internship program offers students mainly hands-on instruction under the supervision of experienced farm managers. Resource materials are available in our library as well.

The intern will work between 24 and 32 hours per week, varying according to the requirements of the school in which the student is enrolled. A regular schedule will involve work from 8:45 a.m. to 4 or 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and some Saturdays, with hours until 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. The intern will prepare and compile goals and learning objectives, daily journals, and a formal project into a working booklet, based upon the requirements of the educational institution in which the student is enrolled.

About the Farm

Poplar Ridge Farm is an 80-acre horse and agricultural farm located in Union County, N.C., est. in 1995. We are 24 miles south of uptown Charlotte. Our climate during the early spring and into late fall is mild and summers can be hot and humid. We grow a wide variety of produce, flowers and herbs.

Our season begins mid-May and runs through December. One of the farm owners is a degreed educator who can supervise projects related to various agricultural undergraduate and graduate study projects for university credits. We have two greenhouses and two high tunnels. We are a large CSA and host farm events in which interns can participate.

Applicant

Part- or full-time interns working on certifications or majors in farming will be accepted. Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel are helpful, as all planting practices are recorded for our USDA certification records.

Interns should have a driver’s license and enjoy outdoor work regardless of weather.

Applicants should submit a letter about themselves including their objectives and current studies.

Accommodations and Compensation

The internship is not salaried. A stipend is available, and interns receive weekly produce. There are no accommodations available.

Contact

Email: info@PoplarRidgeFarmNC.com

Fax: 704-843-0953 resumes

 

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