As promised, Manitoba Farm Mentorship (MFM) programming will be ongoing under the Harvest Moon Society, and on-farm internships will continue in 2013. Read on!
So, you’re interested in getting your hands in the dirt, your butt in the tractor (or saddle), and your head into that of a successful farmer. Your goal is to start a farm operation within about five years, and you intend to farm sustainably here in Manitoba. You’re looking for a short or long term on-farm internship and are willing to exchange labour for a hands-on learning experience.
Check out our 2013 mentors!
If one or more of our mentors interest you, we trust you to apply to be an intern through our program. Completing our application process shows respect for our mentors who spent valuable time compiling their detailed profiles. It also allows us to continue offering this unique program, and supports sustainable agriculture in Manitoba. If you have concerns about the application fee, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past Intern Testimonials
Here’s what past MFM interns said about their experience:
“After this summer I feel much more confident in my ability to start a small farm business. I have built skills, have more realistic expectations of what I’m getting into and made good connections within the local food/sustainable farming community in Manitoba.”
“I really appreciate all the work that goes into this. I cannot thank everyone involved enough for the opportunity to intern on a farm this past season.”
“I felt supported the whole time in making the transition from city to farm, and then back again after the summer was over.”
We are here to help facilitate a good match between you and your mentor farmer, and you can contact us at any point for resources, questions, and advice. However, you are ultimately responsibility for the quality of your internship. This includes upholding your end of the agreement between you and your mentor.
Take the time to discuss and agree on a fair exchange of knowledge, skills, time, and energy between you and your mentor(s). The resources below are intended to help you plan and negotiate a rewarding experience, so please take the time to review them.
Resources for Interns
Applying for an on-farm internship connects you with some of the most ground-breaking and successful sustainable farmers in this province. Arranging the internship is up to you, but we provide you with detailed mentor profiles, resources, and networking opportunities to enhance your experience.
To apply to be an intern, follow these steps:
2. Complete the online Intern Application Form. Answer questions about your farming intentions to the best of your ability; we expect that your plans and dreams may change as you work and learn. We’ll screen your application to make sure this program is right for you.
3. Submit your $30.00 application fee. Once payment is received and your application screened, you will gain access to our detailed mentor profiles. After reviewing the mentor profiles, you may begin contacting mentors and making arrangements for your internship.
|Pay by cheque|
|Make your cheque payable to “Harvest Moon Society” with “farm intern application fee” in the memo and mail to: Harvest Moon Society
PayPal option will be available soon!