Hours per week
40/hours per week
11235 St. Rte. 38 SE
Procter Farm is a production oriented and educational 6 acre diversified vegetable and livestock farm in Central Ohio. We supply Procter Camp & Conference Center with a substantial amount of fresh produce and meat, operate a stand at North Market in Columbus, offer Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares and donate to local community organizations. We extend our season with a greenhouse, a hoop house, and row covers. Though not certified, we use only organic practices to grow our food.
At Procter, we recognize the connection between the land, our labor, our food, our bodies, and our spirit and that as we engage each element with due conscience we are cultivating healthier persons and more just societies.
Procter’s Mission Statement
“Procter Center provides a safe, inviting, and spacious rural setting that cultivates spiritual formation, models sustainable living, and celebrates God’s love and reconciliation through hospitality, prayer, study, work and play.”
Interns should possess a philosophical enthusiasm for sustainable agriculture and hard work. Practical knowledge and experience in organic gardening is an advantage but not required. We are looking for people who demonstrate responsibility, reliability, initiative, creativity, and a strong work ethic.
Interns will gain a baseline level of knowledge on how to run a small organic farm. They will have the opportunity to learn the agricultural/botanical as well as the business end of the operation. We will do a weekly walk around the farm where we discuss the various dynamics affecting our work: Soil, irrigation, pest management, tool use, planting schedules, etc. Interns will have the opportunity to learn about marketing through our farmer’s market stand and other various opportunities.
Interns will have access to farm produce and somewhat regular meals provided by Procter Center’s kitchen.
Interns will be provided housing on the farm. This could be in the form of a house, eco-pod, or a cottage. Accommodations are modest and comfortable. Interns will have access to hot showers and a shared kitchen.
Interns will receive a stipend of at least $400 a month depending on experience, qualifications, and length of stay.
We are looking for two interns to work from April through October and one intern to work from May through August. Interns will participate in every job a small organic farm requires. This includes, but is not limited to, greenhouse work, high-tunnel work, soil prep, seeding, transplanting, watering, weeding, harvesting, regularly lifting 20-50 lb loads, raking beds, rock-picking, working farmer’s markets, digging, and interacting with summer campers. The apprentice should be able to work well independently or as part of a team depending on the day’s needs.
Interns must successfully pass a state and federal background check. A valid driver’s license is required.
How To Apply
*To apply send a letter of interest and resume with 3 references to the Farm Manager, Bethany McCarty at email@example.com