DEAR NEW FARM:
I've read and re-read your article Landed
Jersey Girls and I just have to ask: How do I find someone
like this to work with me? I have a small farm that could
be more productive, but I really need an intern or a manager.
How do I find an intern? How do I find someone like Pam Flory
to help me with production selection and marketing? What kind
of need will they have for housing or transportation that
I would need to provide for?
I have four kids and I would love for them to see another
woman working successfully in agriculture!
Internships and farm labor positions come in all shapes and
sizes; some provide living quarters and/or meals, and others
do not. You will have to assess your own needs, desires and
capabilities. Generally, internships imply that you’ve
got something to teach, and as a small farmer you certainly
do. If you are hiring a manager, however, you should expect
Once you’ve settled on just what you have to offer,
place an “opportunities” ad in our free online
might also visit our Farming
for Credit forums and make known your quest.
WWOOF USA www.wwoofusa.com,
The International WWOOF Association www.wwoof.org
and the ATTRA website www.attrainternships.ncat.org
are also excellent places to list your internship/apprentice
P.S. -- You might also try the national www.wia.usda.gov
and the Pennsylvania chapter of Women in Agriculture Network
us with comments, suggestions and questions.