Update to Farm Bio for Website
If you would like to update the portion of your profile that any visitors to the SOIL site see, please do so here. We will then update the website. Please don't ask us to send you that short profile...it's on the site! If you visit the site in a separate tab or window, you can find your bio and copy and paste it from there.
NEW! Optional Host Farmer Commitment to Apprentices
The text below is aimed at eliminating apprenticeship problems before they start by improving communication between host and apprentice. A copy of this 'charter' will be made available to apprentices to read. Please read and then select from the options below.
As a host of farm apprentices,
I encourage my apprentices to request a formal, sit-down check-in, once per month during the apprenticeship, during which both parties will have an opportunity to express any concerns they have about the host/apprentice arrangement.
I will provide, in writing, a description of the working and living conditions my apprentices can expect while apprenticing on my farm, as well as any other relevant details agreed upon before the apprenticeship begins. I invite my apprentices to alert me, at any point during the apprenticeship, of any instances where I fail to meet the commitments made in this document.
I encourage apprenticeship applicants, during the interview process, to ask me the following questions:
1. If you are not paying a minimum wage, can you please describe how this apprenticeship will be different from a paid farmhand position?
2. Can you please describe your approach to education of your apprentices?
3. Can you please provide some contact information of past farmhands or apprentices?
4. What is the average number of hours per week expected of me? What is the maximum amount expected of me?
I commit to the above. An indication of my commitment will be included in my online profile.
I'm not interested in making this commitment. My online profile will make no reference whatsoever to this commitment.