Tag Archives: Apprenticeship

Open discussion about Polyface Internship

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During this time of year, I like to open the floor to you to ask questions about our Polyface internship. Right now through Aug 10, we are accepting requests for applications for next summer’s season. June 1 – September 30, 2015. To apply, you will need to visit our webpage. Copied directly from the Polyface … Read the Rest

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Fields of Farmers | Especially for Interns Part 2

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Spirit It’s all about the spirit of the intern. This chapter is specifically address to the intern. Joel writes: I liken internships to immersion experiences. It’s like a baptism. You’re completely overwhelmed. You’ve got a new living situation, new work situation, new learning situation, new food value situation. That’s a lot of newness to absorb … Read the Rest

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Fields of Farmers | Especially for Interns Part 1

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I should have known better than to try to write blog posts during our intern check out weeks – the first 2 weeks in Dec and then Christmas on top of that. So, if you’re okay with it. Let’s continue our discussions on Fields of Farmers by Joel Salatin CHAPTER 7 This week were talking … Read the Rest

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Questions about the Intership at Polyface Farm?

Cows on hillside (samuel)

It’s time! August 1-10, Polyface accepts applications for the next year’s summer season. We’ve had interns and apprentices from all over the US and all over the world – Mexico, Australia, Austria, and South Korea, just to name a few. But that’s not what this blog post is about. Today, I would like to open … Read the Rest

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Discusssion on Apprenticeships

left to right: Ben Ward, Heather Makoski, Jonathan Hale

It has been a very busy several weeks on the farm. Between canning and answering emails for intern requests, my days have been pleasantly full. 🙂 As most of you may know, from August 1-15, we were accepting emailed interests for next summer’s intern team. On Monday, we officially announced our next full time apprentices, … Read the Rest

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On Apprenticeships

2011 Summer Crew

Grace’s power pole was struck by lightning earlier this week and she has been without power, so you get me (Sheri) today. We have been blessed with an absolutely awesome team this year. Haling from all over the United States, these guys and gals are dependable, hard working and tough. I have to admit though, … Read the Rest

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New Beginnings

 After 20 years of living in sunny California, my husband, Michael and I moved to rural Virginia 6 months ago. Wow! What a change and we welcome it. California is a very special place to us. So many incredible people and endless opportunities not to mention some of the best farmers markets in this country. … Read the Rest

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