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Company/Organization: Jones Family Farms


To offer college students the opportunity to learn about modern sustainable agriculture, direct marketing and ecology while earning a fair salary in a pleasant family farm environment.

Major Responsibilities:
Harvest supervisor for strawberry and blueberry crops
Harvest-Your-Own operations (cashier, field supervision, parking, customer service)
Agricultural duties (weeding, pruning, harvesting)
Farm educator
Other farm maintenance tasks, such as: cleaning, painting, produce box folding, farm kitchen duties (post-harvest handling, produce preservation and food preparation)

Educational Experiences:
Strawberry/Farm training before start of retail season (apx. 15 hours of structured lessons)
Blueberry/Summer Agricultural Work training in July (apx. 8 hours of structured lessons)
Project-oriented, on-the-job instruction on agricultural techniques, farm products, and direct marketing

Compensation Notes:
Pay is at an hourly rate and payroll is on a bi-weekly basis
Compensation relates to amount of work and dedication to the completion of summer farm work
Successful returning farm interns will have experienced job status and can be compensated as such
Retail clothing (t-shirts, caps) provided
Housing/Transportation is not provided


Team player, positive attitude, outgoing personality
Strong communication skills
Good physical health: comfortable standing for 8 hours, able to lift 50 lbs, and to perform demanding work at a fast farm pace
Able to work in all weather conditions (including extreme heat and rain)
Sincere interest in learning about sustainable agriculture, conservation, and eating healthy/locally

Time Commitments:
Full-time summer commitment for 13 weeks, from May 21 to August 11 (apx. 400-450 hours over 13 weeks; weather/crop dependent)
Must work weekend and some evening hours, including holidays (such as Memorial Day and July 4th)
Strawberry season (June) - 6 day work weeks, with Sunday afternoons and one weekday off
Blueberry season (July/August) - 5 day work weeks, with Sundays and Mondays off
One 3-day weekend granted in July, as assigned by managers
Work days can start as early as 7:30am and can finish as late as 7pm (varies); typical shift is 8 hours

Paid Internship Info:





May 21 to August 11

End Date:


March 15, 2018
agriculture  sustainable  retail   
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