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Summer Farm Internship Poughkeepsie Farm Project

  • Date Posted May 21, 2022
  • Location Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Category Agriculture / Nonprofit
  • Job type Summer Job
Company description
Our mission is to cultivate local leadership in sustainable farming, food access and education, and foster an inclusive, welcoming community for everyone.Our Vision

Our Vision is a community that works collaboratively to provide equitable access to nutritious food via a just and resilient food system.

Our Core Values

Honor . Cultural inclusion & diversity . Transparency . Collaboration . Accessibility

Internship description PFP’s Internship Program provides interns with the foundational knowledge to pursue a career in small-scale vegetable production. Over the last 15 years, more than 50 alumni have graduated from our programs. Our interns work on a 15-acre farm with PFP staff, growing over 200 varieties of vegetables and fruit. We provide food for a 300+ member CSA and to several local institutions, while also contributing to PFP’s larger mission of working toward a just and sustainable food system in the Hudson Valley. PFP is proud to donate 20% of our produce to partner social service agencies in the area. 
 

Over the course of the season, interns will have exposure to a wide range of farming activities and skills, including

  • Greenhouse seeding and seedling management
  • Transplanting and farm bed preparation
  • Crop management, pest control, and irrigation
  • Protected (high tunnel) growing environments
  • Harvest and CSA distribution set-up
  • Managing farm volunteers and student/CSA member work groups
  • Tractor and equipment safety
  • Opportunities to learn from area farmers through the CRAFT program and through PFP farm partnerships
Compensation this position is : salaried, $15-20/hr
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