The FIELD Program is currently filled for the 2016 season. If you are interested in interning on a farm for 2017, please visit the host farm page and contact the farms directly.
Jefferson County FIELD is an educational program that provides a multidisciplinary study into sustainable agriculture. Developed by farmers and the Jefferson County WSU Small Farms Team, the FIELD program combines formal instruction with a field-based internship on a Jefferson County farm.
Each participant in the FIELD program is paired with a host farm mentor who provides the intern with comprehensive instruction in the operations of their farm. Farm-based learning is supplemented by weekly intensive workshops in such diverse subject areas as humane animal slaughter, water law, farm construction, cider production and marketing.
FIELD interns, mentors, and Jefferson County WSU staff collaborate to create individual learning plans that guide each student through their course of study and a culminating independent project. Interns may complete up to three FIELD semesters for academic credit or continuing education units (CEUs). For more information about the 2016 schedule and curriculum please visit our Educational Program page.
Host farm staff, Jefferson County WSU Extension faculty, and local experts make up the FIELD program instructional team. For more information about FIELD’s 2015 Host Farms and teaching partners please see our Instructional Team page.
Once you have familiarized yourself with the FIELD program and decided you would like to apply, please follow the steps on our Apply to FIELD page. Check us out on Facebook!