Sustainable Farming Internship at Working Hands Farm with Rogue Farm Corps

Company: Working Hands Farm through RFC's internship program
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Compensation: For Full Season Part-time and Full Time: Standard Minimum Wage: $12.75/hour For Advanced Apprenticeship: Starts at $14.00 DOE Plus Produce: A Weekly Share or Bi-Weekly Share of produce per week of training (depending on their household’s needs)
Employment Type: Full-Time, Internship / Apprentice, Part-Time
Job Categories: Agriculture, Education
Region: Portland Area
Date Posted: January 14, 2022

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Working Hands Farm is located in Hillsboro, OR, in our Portland Chapter, and was established in 2010 by Jess and Brian Powers. They are proud to serve 200+ households year round through our CSA programs. They cultivate 10-15 acres each season with the rest of their acreage in cover crops and pasture. They say “One of our goals is passing on the love and passion we have of growing food for our community and continuing to operate a farm that is not only financially sustainable but physically and ecologically sustainable as well.” They exclusively sell produce through a CSA program and harvest veggies year round to meet the needs of the community. The farm is a nice blend of medium scale production based tractor work and small scale production in a variety of high tunnels and caterpillar tunnels.

Something that may make our farm unique is our focus on mechanization.  We heavily invest each year to address inefficiencies on the farm, whether it be cultivation equipment from Europe to prevent as much hand weeding as is “possible” or an 8 foot spader that preserves soil integrity while turning in cover crop, to a rinse conveyors that saves our backs when washing and sanitizing bins or hydrocooling bunches of kale.  These investments help streamline our production keeping the farm profitable without sacrificing our bodies to do the thing we love.

They are looking for 1-2 RFC positions this season. Read more about Working Hands Farm here: