Positions: Young Entrepreneurs
Organization: Clearwater Farm / Ontario Water Centre
Location: Willow Beach, Georgina, Lake Simcoe, Ontario. Subsidized local housing available for participants.
Type: Learning opportunity with stipend, housing, more (see below)
Welcome to Clearwater Farm’s Young Agripreneur Program
ClearWater Farm’s Young Agripreneur Program is designed to support young people who wish to prepare themselves for a leadership position in regenerative agriculture, either through running their own (or someone else’s) farm or overseeing marketing and/or logistics operations. The Program is a multi-year experiential learning opportunity that takes individuals from developing physical skills and basic farming knowledge (year one), through increasingly independent work (years 2-3) with opportunities in years 3-5 to access increasing amounts of land to be farmed for their own account. Following a successful first year, participants gain access to supporting education to provide an intellectual framework for the practical skills they are developing. Interested candidates who already have prior years of sustainable farming experience can apply for second or third-year status in our program, enabling them to access land more quickly. The program can support participants by providing access to a financial stipend, subsidized local housing, shared equipment, and mentorship.
Duties and Responsibilities
First year participants will be involved in all farming-related tasks — from seed to harvest, wash/pack and delivery.
Main duties include:
Knowledge and Skills
Preference for candidates with: previous experience in vegetable farming, market gardening, landscape, farming machinery, food marketing or logistics; a passion about environmental health and about building a better food system for Ontario; self-knowledge about strengths and weaknesses.
Year 2-3 Agripreneurs
For candidates with previous experience in sustainable farming, we are looking for farmers who would be interested in specializing in the following:
Start Date: May 3, 2021
End Date: October 28, 2021
Please e-mail your resume and a brief covering letter to:
Subject: Young Entrepreneur
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jan 6 2021 ID: 58206