The future of farming is now and it’s populated by enthusiastic, smart, motivated future farmers who occupy the new frontier of farming in the 21st century. Taranaki Farm trains farmers in regenerative, profitable farming through internships and apprenticeships programs. These programs offer self-starting, motivated individuals the opportunity to learn hands-on HOW TO FARM.
Throughout the year we make announcements for openings in these programs. During strict time brackets, we open applications for the programs allowing people to apply.
Taranaki Farm offers two different apprenticeship options.
We recommend joining our mailing list to be notified of all announcements.
- 4-month rotating internships (both male and female)
- Full-time one year apprenticeships (when available) graduated from select interns.
Currently Accepting Applications
Learning opportunities include micro-dairying, pastured poultry management (eggs, turkeys & broilers), cattle herd management, pig keeping.Additionally, you’ll be involved in tree planting and forestry work. Candidates should have an interest in becoming farmers of the future, as our program has specific outcomes attached to our broader farm objectives.
See below for our requirements and if you feel you meet them, please complete the application form!
Criteria & Internship Details
- Bright eyed, bushy-tailed, self-starter, eager-beaver, situationally aware, go-get-‘em, teachable, positive, non-complaining, grateful, rejoicing, get’erdone, dependable, faithful, perseverant take-responsibility, clean-cut appearence. We are very, very, very discriminatory.
- Must be at least 18 years of age at start of internship.
- Requires a 2-4 day checkout prior to acceptance.
- Required time is July 25th – Nov 25th.
- Work 5 days per week. Sundays & Saturday are chores on a rotational basis.
- Room and board provided and you can eat, within reason, from the Taranaki larder (no porterhouse lunches, please). Prepare your own breakfast and lunch. Evening meals Monday-Friday provided communally with the Falloons. Accommodations include a kitchen, shower, and bunk-style sleeping quarters.
- Quarters do not include phone or internet, although the communal building has high speed wireless.
- Expectations: like any experience, you will get out of it what you put into it. We have attainable benchmarks, but they require effort and sweat. Physically, you will be in better shape than ever. Emotionally, you will know what you did today, why it was important, and feel great about it.
- Stipend of $100 per month for incidentals. Taranaki Farm invests heavily in the physical, emotional, and mental needs of this opportunity; it’s the most education for the money you’ll ever receive.
- Warning: Farm interning is hard work and only those up to the challenge should apply.
Complete This Form to Apply :
We will contact you after receiving your application with further details.