Welcoming Our 2018 Farm Apprentices

Apprentice Spotlights

A new summer means a new round of apprentices! These folks have been with us since May, brightening our days and providing great leadership to our team.

Interested in learning more about our Farm Apprentice program? Check it out here.

Welcome to our 2018 Dickinson Farm Apprentices:

Dennis Ealy

Dennis holding a sheep

Dennis is a Dickinson Alum who graduated in 2018 with a degree in Psychology. He found the farm in 2014 where he worked over the summer and developed a passion for farming. Originally from Los Angeles, California he had never experienced farming but knew it was a part of him almost instantly. He has wished to live and work on the farm for a few years and now he finally can as this season’s livestock centered apprentice.

Kelsey Horowitz

Kelsey dressed in sweatpants spraying tomatoes

Kelsey graduated with a degree in Environmental Studies from Dickinson College in May 2018. Her experience working in her family’s expansive garden led her to develop a passion for locally grown, organic vegetables and this familiarity has made learning new tasks at the farm a breeze. The College Farm was a large reason for Kelsey choosing Dickinson, but she was unable to work on it during her time as a student due to her deep commitment to the Dickinson College Cross Country and Track and Field teams. Therefore, the first year apprenticeship program was the perfect opportunity to finally pursue a long anticipated goal.

 

Sara Markowitz

Sara riding on a tractor holding a bucket

Sara graduated from Dickinson in 2013 and double majored in Middle East Studies and Religion. She received my master’s degree in Global Environmental Policy from American University this past May. During her graduate program, she studied abroad in Costa Rica, where she had the opportunity to live and intern on a small organic farm. She also spent a summer working with the LEAF (leadership education and farming) project in Carlisle. As a DCF apprentice, Sara is excited to gain more experience in sustainable agriculture and local food systems.

 

Jonah Reynolds

Jonah holding a goat

Jonah Reynolds studied agricultural science at the University of Kentucky, before travelling to the East Coast to join us on the Dickinson Farm. Jonah was born and raised in Kentucky and grew up around farming his whole life. Here at Dickinson, he specializes in irrigation and compost. Jonah loves the outdoors, and you can often find him camping or attending outdoor music festivals when he is not among the compost windrows. 

 

 

Last, but certainly not least, we also welcome back our second-year apprentice:

Conor Leary

 conor final
Conor graduated with a degree in Environmental Studies from Warren Wilson College in 2016 where he worked on their livestock operation. Following graduation, he moved to upstate New York to work at Essex Farm and contribute to its full-diet CSA. After returning home to Carlisle, Conor became aware of opportunities at our very own college farm. Having volunteered at the Dickinson Farm when he was still in high school, Conor was the perfect, seasoned fit for the farm’s first year apprenticeship program. Back and better than ever, he rejoins The Dickinson College Farm as our second year apprentice for the 2018 growing season. Learn more about Conor in his Apprentice Spotlight
 

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