Worden Farm hosts apprentices during the Florida winter vegetable season, from October through May. Preference is given to full-season applicants with professional interest in agriculture.
Apprentices receive a hands-on education in organic crop production and marketing, and are compensated with a stipend. Training includes informal farm skill demonstrations and exposure to key components of farm management, such as organic certification protocols and farm record-keeping requirements. Tasks include planting, greenhouse management, transplant production, irrigation projects, crop maintenance, harvesting, and direct-marketing through farmers markets and the CSA farm membership program.
Optional college credit is available through an educational partnership between Worden Farm and University of Florida. College credit can be earned at either undergraduate or graduate levels. Apprentices have access to the farm's sustainable agriculture reference library.
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. To apply, please send a resume with three references to office[at]wordenfarm[dot]com.