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Farm Apprentice

King of Crops is looking for enthusiastic apprentices who want to learn to farm through hands on experience. We are currently accepting applicants who have an established interest in farming and want to deepen their understanding and strengthen their skills.

Apprentices live and work on the farm and nursery while building and evaluating their skills and interests throughout the season. Apprentices share in the experience of guiding weekly work tasks, organizing harvest, managing deliveries, and being part of our fun and dynamic team!

Essential functions:

  • Perennial and annual transplant production and maintenance
  • Seeding, planting, maintaining and harvesting crops
  • Cleaning, storing and packing produce for markets
  • Installation of basic irrigation systems
  • Representing King of Crops at farmers markets
  • Plant pest and disease identification
  • Nursery stock maintenance

The Success Patterns for this position are:

  • Ask questions illuminating management decisions
  • Maintaining a constructive attitude
  • Personal and physical endurance in inclimate weather
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic about taking on new tasks and improving established skills
  • Helpful and supportive towards peers
  • Works quickly and efficiently with attention to instructions

Successful Candidates will have the following Personal Characteristics:

  • Enjoys being outside
  • Seeks out challenges
  • Reflects with the purpose of improvement
  • Consistently dirty fingernails
  • Adapts quickly to new conditions
  • Passionate about food and the environment

Apprentices should expect to work 35-55 hours a week including some weekends. On-farm housing is provided with a stipend, and commission for farmers market sales. The position is seasonal and runs from March through November.

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