Home Farm Foods is a pasture based, high welfare family farm that sits on 40 acres in Culver, Oregon. They raise chickens, cows, hogs and sheep at the highest welfare standards. They are Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World. HFF sells eggs and meat to wholesalers as well as farmers markets. Home Farm Foods raises over 3,000 pasture raised chickens at any given time on the farm! HFF is also incorporating vegetable and flower production this year with a 1 acre pumpkin patch (for humans and animals), a 0.5 acre U-Pick flower field, and 2200 sq. ft. veggie production greenhouse.
Home Farm Foods is a participating host farm with Rogue Farm Corps Internship program. Rogue Farm Corps is a non profit that trains and equips the next generation of farmers and ranchers. The Farmer Training programs work within a network of family farms that mentor aspiring farmers. The mentorship on these farms is augmented with educational class series, social events and networking opportunities. To learn more about the programs and to apply, visit https://www.roguefarmcorps.org/training
Both interns at Home Farm Foods will learn to raise multiple species of animals throughout the entire lifespan of the animal, understand total field care, become proficient in the mechanics and operations of many types of farm equipment, see the behind the behind-the-scenes of their larger retail buyer systems, and more.
To learn more, visit https://www.roguefarmcorps.org/host-farms/homefarmfoods
Interns at Home Farm Foods participate in RFC’s Internship Program. The Full-Season Internship Program is a spring through fall immersion for aspiring farmers who want to gain significant farming or ranching production experience and don’t have a lot of previous exposure. For those seeking an experience for just the summer months, a Summer Internship Program is available. The Full-Season Internship Program is an entry/intermediate-level, immersive program that combines hands-on training with skills-based education. Full-time participants engage in a seasonal average of 30-36 hours per week of farm experience on one of RFC’s participating host farms. Part-time participants engage in a seasonal average of 14-24 hours per week of on-farm experience. In addition to the on-farm training experience, participants engage in a series of farm tours, classes, and discussion circles focused on a broad array of sustainable agriculture and food system topics organized by Rogue Farm Corps. Participants also have an opportunity for an independent project if desired. Internship Program participants are exposed to the farm knowledge, networks, and expertise through engaging in the daily life of an agricultural community via their host farm.
Applications are open and rolling through March 1, but positions are being filled on a rolling basis. Please make sure you read through the description of the RFC program you are applying for at https://www.roguefarmcorps.org/training and then fill out the online application form at https://www.roguefarmcorps.org/apply