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.