Learn to farm! Hone your skills with Farm Crew! Apply now to join a cohort of early-career farmers working and learning on sustainable farms throughout Nevada County, California. Host-farm job opportunities vary from part-time to full-time. Some include housing. In addition to on-the-job training, Farm Crew members will meet every other week for advanced production skills classes taught in the field by local experts. At least one season of experience is strongly encouraged.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Job responsibilities, hours, and wages will be determined by individual host farms. Our host farms produce a diversity of crops including vegetables, fruit, flowers, eggs, milk and meat. Examples of the type of work you may be doing: growing starts in the greenhouse, prepping soil for planting, planting, weeding, irrigation, trellising, harvesting, post-harvest washing and packing, selling at market, making deliveries, animal care and all the other aspects of running a commercial farm. Early mornings and inclement weather to be expected. To learn more about our host farms, visit https://sierraharvest.org/farm-crew-2018-host-farms/ Farm Crew members are required to attend advanced production skills class every other week from May to November.
Education & Experience:
Ideal candidates for Farm Crew are: -Serious about a career in sustainable farming and ranching, -Prepared to commit to and work hard for a commercial farming operation for an entire season, -Have spent at least one season farming, -Ready and willing to build community with other Farm Crew members, -Committed to independent learning.
To learn more and apply, please go to https://sierraharvest.org/farm-crew/. Applications must be submitted by 12/31/17. After an initial screening, qualified applicants will be passed on to host-farms for hiring for the 2018 season with positions offered by March 2018. Start dates will be determined by host farms.