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Emerging Farmer Intern



, Iowa

Internship Length: 45 hrs
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9-6

Here at Bass Farm we are passionate about two things: providing fresh vegetables to the Cedar Rapids / Iowa City community and educating the same great community with the benefits of eating green. We have honed our growing and harvesting process over 25 years to maximize our fields, without using harmful chemicals. We are completely pesticide & herbicide Free! At Bass Family Farms, we bring you the best. Whether it be our top notch Urban Market, our educational Agri-Tours, or our Specialty Food Store with locally sourced and made sauces, jellies, jams, and honey! We also carry Iowa’s Finest, Edgewood Locker Meat products.

Essential Functions:

·          Serve as part of the Bass Farm team in a beginning position of learning and checking

·          Will be checking and maintaining the lettuce, seeding crops, and checking water lines
·          Will also be maintaining and checking the technological systems that keep our growing environment healthy

·          Learn about the fundamentals of Hydroponics Maintenance
· Learn about the fundamentals of Hydroponics Growing
· Learn about the fundamentals of Nutrient Management
·          Model appropriate behavior in keeping with the mission, vision and beliefs of the organization in accordance with operating  procedures and policies.


Minimum Requirements:

·     Friendly and positive attitude toward others and able to work in a cooperative manner 
·         Able to work as part of a team, using good communication skills while valuing the work of others.

·         Able to work outside in sun and heat and able to pull, lift, and push moderately heavy objects like wheelbarrows full of produce.
·         Students completing in the Spring must have a minimum of 8 hours per week (Monday-Friday) in April and May so there is flexibility around any weather conditions. 


THIS DESCRIPTION DOES NOT LIST ALL DUTIES. INTERN MAY BE ASKED TO PERFORM OTHER DUTIES BY THE STAFF OR SUPERVISOR. INTERN WILL BE EVALUATED ON PERFORMANCE OF THE PROJECTS LISTED AS WELL AS INTERACTION WITH EMPLOYEES AND CLIENTS. ON-SITE HOURS WILL BE NEGOTIATED WITH EACH CANDIDATE.

SAFETY EXPECTATIONS, INCLUDING HARASSMENT, SHOULD BE REVIEWED WITH THE HOST.




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