-2019 positions full-
10th Street Farm and Market located just east of the Twin Cities in Afton, MN is an extended season micro- farm using organic intensive growing practices with a diversified business model, allowing us to farm year around with minimal labor and land use. Our markets include a three season CSA, wholesale, and a small farm stand.
Internship Program Details: We have 3 internship options this year, 2 long season (March-Nov, includes housing if needed) and a short season (June-Sept). These are entry-level programs combining hands-on training and skills-based education in micro-farming (farming on an acre or less) so that you will have the knowledge and experience to start your own agricultural project. You will learn by being involved with all aspects of a diversified organic-practicing vegetable farm, which includes succession planting for extended season, working with CSA and wholesale markets, high tunnel and greenhouse management as well as the processes and techniques we have intergraded into our farm making it as efficient and profitable as possible.
On completion, you will:
Have experience in the fundamentals of farming, marketing, and operating/managing a small business; have a working knowledge of movable high tunnels, greenhouse practices, and small farm tools to apply to a future venture; understand how to plan for a CSA and wholesale accounts year-round; experience with ‘lean-farm’ philosophies and intensive, sustainable farming practices.
Additional land is available for your own small agricultural project. Possible projects could be started that would complement our existing markets/customers or you could venture out on your own at a local farmer’s market.
Skills Desired: 10th Street Farm is looking for individuals who are self-motivated, have great attention to detail and are eager to work, learn, and have an interest in sustainable agriculture and a passion for local food! Previous farm experience is a great benefit but not required. Interns should be in good physical condition with the ability to lift 50 pounds. Farm work is physically demanding and we work in all weather conditions.
please email us:
-what is your interest in agriculture?
-What do you want to learn/expect from this internship?
-tell us what you are passionate about, ag related or otherwise
Long season: 3/2019 - 11/2019
Short Season: start: June -Sept
Number of interns: 2 long season, 1 short season
Housing: yes, small apartment available for long season
Stipend: $700/month, education and vegetables.
Hours: Average 25 to 30 hours/week