Part of Agriberry Farm’s mission is to help employ area teens as field workers during the summer with the hope of helping to inspire a new generation farmers. This program provides a first employment opportunity for many of these young workers. We don’t expect everyone who participates to turn out to be a farmer, and no previous agricultural experience is required. The minimum age for this position is 14.
Picking blackberries and raspberries isn’t for everyone–the work is physically strenuous and the heat can be extreme. If you have health conditions that might be adversely affected by these conditions, don’t apply.
We hope our young workers will learn:
On behalf of the Geyer family, the young workers and everyone else at Agriberry Farm, we want to thank all our CSA members who make it possible to provide this hands-on opportunity. There are cheaper, more strictly efficient ways of harvesting crops, but we feel this opportunity is berry, berry important.
A Note to Parents: If you feel this program might be a good fit for your son or daughter, please encourage them to apply. Please do not apply on their behalf. As part of the learning opportunity of this program, we ask that you allow them to work through the steps of the process on their own.
Important Note: Failure to follow these procedures and/or repeated phone or email inquiries will not enhance your chances for employment with Agriberry Farm.
Step One: Completely read the accompanying Job Description, making note of the daily arrival time of 6:45 a.m., NO EXCEPTIONS. (Click here to go to the Job Description.)
Step Two: If you feel you fit the requirements, the please use the brief form below to notify Agriberry of your interest, and then download, print and complete the YWTP application. Please do NOT send your application at that time.
Step Three: Depending on availability, you will be contacted as to when you will have the opportunity to come to the farm for an interview. You will bring your , at which time you will your completed application at that time.
Step Four: Following that meeting, you will be notified by the Field Manager as to whether you will be accepted into the Young Worker Training Program, rate of compensation, and start date.