_DSC5885Matt Steiman, Solar Wheeler, FarmDownload Spring 2014 Application

Student Farmers are the backbone of the Dickinson College Farm, working in groups and independently on farm-based projects.  Student Farmers can expect to work with the seasons and demands of the farm, from planting and harvesting and construction projects to livestock work and field work.  Students interested in gaining a full spectrum of farm experience are encouraged to apply.

Those interested in applying should please fill out an application and return it to Jenn Halpin (halpinj@dickinson.edu) by the due date listed on the application. Questions about the position can be directed to Jenn Halpin as well!

More About Working at the Farm during the Academic Year

Students interested in working at the College Farm during the academic year have the opportunity to earn up to 10 hours of work per week at a competitive pay rate.  The College Farm is a diversified program offering opportunities for hands-on experience in sustainable food production, renewable energy, animal husbandry, and lots more!  Our program manages the campus composting project, dedicates 85% of its land space to raise food for the dining hall and is involved with many community-based projects; from class visits, to educational field days, workshops and public tours.  Student farmers can be sure to be involved with all aspects of the farm’s projects!

Student farmers employed at the College Farm are required to work a minimum of 6 hours per week (no more than 10 hours) from Monday through Saturday.  The work is fun, outdoors and physically engaging; from herding sheep to construction projects and harvesting crops.  The College Farm seeks good-natured students, ready for hard work, interested in gaining hands-on experience and willing to try to new things!