At Better Way Farms, we want to farm differently, to farm in a better way. Our focus is growing Organic Blueberries through regenerative methods – “Better for the Land, Better for the Berry, and Better for You.” We are looking for an Intern who can help take our farm and business into the future, someone who is ready to contribute day one. We have over 100 acres of blueberries (organic and transitional) in beautiful South Haven, Michigan – the heart of the Midwest’s blueberry growing region. There is a real opening in this area for organic regeneratively grown blueberries and we are looking to be the leaders of this movement. Our blueberries and cold-pressed blueberry juice can be found at independent grocers throughout the Midwest. Visit our website to learn more about us: www.betterwayfarms.com
And now we want to learn more about you.
We are looking for an energetic and positive person to manage our test blocks and field monitoring across our various farms/fields.
Our expectation for this person would be:
To perform various tests on the test blocks and records the results
To collect samples from all the fields in relation to sap, leaf, tissue, soil, and water analysis and compile the resulting data
To perform routine monitoring across all fields
Experience in agriculture, either with a farming background or currently relevant course work
Someone who can spend most of the day on their feet walking around fields
Someone who can compile data from our monitoring processes
The candidate would have some experience in organic agriculture
Internship time frame:
The on-farm work would begin as soon as someone was available in June and finish by the end of August (when school starts.)
Compensation: $15-$18 an hour plus on-site housing if needed.