Wolf Ridge
 

Summer Organic Farm Positions


People working on the Wolf Ridge Organic Farm will assist with the care, management and education of and about the farm fields, greenhouse facilities, growing beds, tools and equipment.

organic farm internship

Responsibilities of Organic Farm Internship

  • Construction
  • Chainsaw clearing, cement work, brick oven building
  • Compost turning and maintenance
  • Seeding, planting weeding and harvesting
  • Pest and disease control
  • Soil amendments
  • Farm maintenance – chainsaw clearing, cement work, driving tractors and farm truck
  • Speaking with the public and guests of Wolf Ridge about the farm.  Including farm tours and educational programs
  • Driving for youth and adults programming
  • Teaching opportunities for groups of youth and adults may be available

Learning Outcomes

The Intern will learn

  • Soil chemistry, biology and physics
  • Basics of planting, weeding and harvesting
  • Plant biology, organic pest management and disease control
  • Appropriate methods and care with equipment and tools
  • How to present and evaluate public programs
  • To become competent at teaching a 3-hour class on agriculture and related subjects
  • To gain an understanding of plants, food systems and organic agriculture

Work Schedule

  • Variable up to 40 hours/week. Holidays and weekends are included but schedule may vary
  • The Farm Manager will mentor and supervise the intern.

Compensation

  • On campus housing and food is available in summer
  • Credit for this internship can be arranged through the intern’s current college or university

Education, Experience and Internship Requirements

  • Junior or senior in college
  • In good physical condition and able to lift or carry 50 pounds
  • Excitement for learning
  • Drivers License
  • Position conditional upon acceptable background screening

For More Information

Please contact David Abazs, Organic Farm Coordinator, at 218-220-0194 or David.Abazs@wolf-ridge.org

Organic farm Field Manager

The Wolf Ridge Organic Farm Field Manager will assist in the farm operations, teaching, and supervising interns as needed. Along with helping with the care and management of farm fields, greenhouse facilities, growing beds, tools and equipment. Responsibilities also include construction, composting, maintenance, soil amendments, cultivation, seeding, planting, weeding, pest and disease control, harvesting, chainsaw clearing, cement work, soil research as well as offering farm tours, help with farm classes and adult farm programs. The Farm Manager will mentor and supervise the Field Manager.

Work Schedule

  • Variable up to 40 hours/week. Holidays and weekends are included but schedule may vary
  • The Farm Manager will mentor and supervise the Field Manager.

Compensation

  • On campus housing and food is available in summer
  • Pay based on previous farming experience.

Education, Experience and Internship Requirements

  • Leadership skills
  • Previous farm experience helpful
  • In good physical condition and able to lift or carry 50 pounds
  • Excitement for learning
  • Drivers License
  • Position conditional upon acceptable background screening

For More Information

Please contact David Abazs, Organic Farm Coordinator, at 218-220-0194 or David.Abazs@wolf-ridge.org

to apply


How to Apply

To apply for a position, please complete an online application