The following positions are currently available at Minnesota Food Association:
1. The primary role of the Farm Intern is to assist the Farm Program Manager in the overall smooth operation of MFA’s Big River Farms.
2. Learning objectives of internship include: gaining familiarity with the operations of a farm-based non-profit organization, becoming familiar with the operations of an organic vegetable farm, and learning some of the barriers that immigrant farmers face while working alongside them.
·An interest in local food systems.
·An interest in Organic Vegetable production.
·Physical strength and endurance for outdoor work.
·Demonstrated ability to drive a large cargo van in a city environment.
·Valid driver’s license and clean driving record An interest in working with socially disadvantaged populations; immigrants, refugees and minorities.
·A benefit, but not necessary; bilingual, or experience in social justice work around food.
·Reliable, good attitude and self- motivated.
MFA is located in the St. Croix River Valley, east of St. Paul, Minnesota. This is a full time, seasonal position from June 1-Oct 31, 2015.
Compensation for this 40 hours/week internship include:
·A stipend of $1000/month.
·Produce from the farm.
·Registration for all farm training classes, including summer field trips (a $260 value).
·Opportunity to complete a research project of interest with assistance of MFA staff.
·Opportunity for on-farm housing.
Contact Joel Kellum, Production and Markets Manager at 651-433-3676 or email to: Joel@MNFoodAssociation.org. Deadline for application is April 1, 2015.