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2021 Mentorship in Sustainable Agriculture

Application Information

We are no longer accepting applicants for 2021. Check back in 2022. 


Applicants should be committed to becoming a farmer and eager to learn in order to reach their goals. They should be comfortable following instruction and guidance from the Carnation Farms Mentors and other Carnation Farms staff, working outdoors in adverse weather conditions, operating heavy equipment, and learning in a classroom academic environment. Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate experience in one or more seasons of farming or in an agricultural food production setting. The program requires physical work, including the ability to lift 50 pounds. Since shared onsite bunk-style housing is provided at an affordable rate, the applicant must work and live cooperatively and harmoniously in community. Carnation Farms will accept five farmers-in-training for 2021.

Stipend and Benefits

Farmers-in-training will be paid a stipend of $1095 (gross before taxes) every other week. Housing (rent and utilities) on Carnation Farms property is provided at an affordable rate, available April 2nd to November 30th, 2021. Those choosing not to live onsite will need to make their own living arrangements at their own cost. Because of space limitations, we are unable to provide housing for spouses, partners, or children. Also, we are unable to accommodate pets. Carnation Farms provides workers compensation insurance and company-paid holidays. Health insurance and other benefits normally provided to full-time employees are not provided.

Key Dates

February 4th – Deadline is midnight to submit Application Form and resume
February 8-9th – We will shortlist candidates and contact to schedule an interview.
February 10-17th   Onsite interviews at Carnation Farms (or web interview); offers extended
April 2-4th  – Move-in for shared onsite housing
April 8th  – Mentorship program begins

How to Apply

The application for the 2021 season is here Mentorship Application


Please contact our Director of Agriculture Production – Tiffany Cooper


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