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Work Link is a listing service for farmers and ranchers seeking workers. It serves to connect people who want to learn how to farm or ranch with experienced producers willing to share their expertise.

A typical arrangement involves the exchange of labor for room, board, a stipend, hands-on experience, intensive training and skill development.

Farm internships may provide opportunities for training in:

  • Vegetable, herb, fruit, and flower production at many different scales
  • Marketing techniques, including direct marketing strategies
  • Livestock production, including cattle, sheep, goats, horses, pigs, and poultry
  • Dairy farming and cheese making with cows, sheep or goats
  • Seed saving
  • Making value-added products
  • Grass-based and intensive rotational grazing farm systems

These and many other diverse opportunities are available across Montana.

Other Benefits for Participants

Work Link participants will also have access to on-site field days on farms throughout Western Montana, conflict resolution services through the Community Dispute Resolution Center, and a wide range of farm business development workshops hosted by Community Food & Agriculture Coalition.

Note: We use the term “intern” to talk about many kinds of farm employee – short-term, seasonal, or year-round interns, and apprentices. Our use of the term “intern” does not necessarily relate to the US Department of Labor’s definition of an intern and each opportunity is specific to the farm that’s listing it.