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Farm Internships and Apprenticeships

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September 16, 2015

Lorien MacAuley, PhD Student, Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education, Virginia Tech

Many farms are interested in learning how to host interns and apprentices, or would like to enhance/update their existing farm internship or apprenticeship. This webinar will review the basics, including how to make the experience a good one for you and your interns or apprentices, and common policies and practices on the farm. The webinar will also delineate legal considerations that farmers must be aware of for their apprenticeship or internship program, and provide resources for further information on farm internships and apprenticeships.

Webinar Farm Apprenticeship 2015.pdf PDF of Internship Presentation Slides

The Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition is a state-wide and coalition-based Extension program, housed in Virginia Tech’s Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education. Funding was sponsored by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Award #2020-49400-32326. For more information about the program, contact Katie Trozzo, Program Coordinator, at or 540-231-4582. For other questions, contact Kim Niewolny, Program Director, at

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