For Immediate Release: January 10, 2000
OEFFA Announces Organic Farm Internship Program
Students looking for an innovative way to learn traditional agricultural
methods will have the opportunity to do so through the Ohio Ecological Food
and Farm Association's Apprenticeship Program. The Program highlights low
input and organic farms across Ohio, giving students the unique opportunity
to live, work and learn on an organic farm. The program matches interns to
farmers sharing similar interests, and helps farmers pass along a
stewardship ethic to the younger generation.
"This program provides people with the opportunity to earn experience
working on an organic farm before venturing out on their own," says Harv
Roehling, OEFFA President. "It also offers beginning farmers a way to get
involved in agriculture without the significant capital input required to
own and operate a conventional farm."
The program is open to any applicant 18 years of age or older. Farm
experience is not required. Applicants will receive applications from
Organic farms in Ohio seeking apprentices. The farmer and intern
determine the nature of the working relationship, including compensation,
lodging, and hours of work. A non-refundable application fee of $15 must
accompany application. Applications should be received by February 15,
For information or an application, write or call:
The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
PO Box 82234, Columbus, Ohio 43202
614/267-3663 email: <email@example.com>
Applicants may also use OEFFA's web page to submit and review applications.
For more information, visit www.greenklink.org/oeffa.
OEFFA is a non profit organization and was founded in 1979 as a
broad based membership association of farmers, gardeners, and consumers
working together to promote a sustainable, permanent, accountable, and
healthful agriculture in Ohio. We support wider study and adoption of
resource conserving farm and garden practices, preservation of family
farms, the use of appropriate technology, greater regional food self
reliance, and the wise development of our rural and urban landscape.
Sean McGovern, Executive Director
Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
PO Box 82234 Columbus Ohio 43202
(ph) 614/267-3663 (fx) 614/267-4763 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For OCIA/OEFFA Organic Certification services in Ohio, call OEFFA
Certification Coordinator, Sylvia Upp at 419/853-4060 or fax 419/853-3022
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