If you run a sustainable local farm or ranch, and are interested in joining us in educating the future farmers of the Ozarks, please take the time to e-mail us and let us know how you would like to help.
We primarily need two things; the first is people willing to assist or teach in hands-on workshops which will be held each month from April to October on area farms. This help could be helping teach, bringing extra tools or equipment, helping prepare lunch, or hosting a workshop on your farm. If this is interesting to you, check out the page describing the workshops we intend to offer this season, and see if any of them are particularly up your alley.
The second thing we need, which is really more critical to the overall success of this endeavor, as it is the heart of it, is host farms for interns. These interns are people who want to explore local sustainable agriculture from the inside, by volunteering on a local farm. We have people looking for part-time internships, such as a day or two a week, and we have some who are looking to spend at least 6 month living a working on a farm. If you only want to have a part-timer, then let us know how much time you would host, and which days are better for you. If you are willing to host a full-time, live-in intern, then by all means let us know that. Either way, please take the time to create a farm profile. Include the following information;
farm name and one paragraph description
what sort of work you would expect to have interns doing, including hours, physical requirements, and opportunities.
How you plan to compensate interns (for examples, see Millsap Farm’s listing on the host farm page. Also include housing if you are offering residential internships.
Length of internship (this could be as short as a couple of months in the summer, to a one year commitment)
Any other important considerations.
e-mail this description to farm at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll get back to you with any questions, and post it on this site ASAP.