Re: Farm Internships


The Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC) at the 
National Agricultural Library (NAL) in Beltsville, MD, USA, compiles 
*Educational and Training Opportunities in Sustainable Agriculture*, 
which contains internship opportunities as well as university-type 
programs in sustainable agriculture.  The most recent edition was 
released in December 1996.  You can request it in print, or it is posted 
on the WWW (see information below).

Other lists of internships are maintained 
by ATTRA (Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas) 
1-800-346-9140; P.O. Box 3657, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 72702; 

and by The Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association (610-935-7797);
P.O. Box 550, Kimberton, PA  19442.

Below is contact information for AFSIC (e-mail requests are encouraged):

          Alternative Farming Systems Information Center

This and other similar publications (See the List of Information Products 
at any of these sites) are available free of charge from:

WWW:    http://www.inform.umd.edu/EdRes/Topic/AgrEnv/AltFarm

  or    http://www.nal.usda.gov
          select Answers to Your Questions
          select Alternative Farming Systems Information Center

Gopher  gopher.nal.usda.gov
          select NAL Information Centers
          select Alternative Farming Systems Information Center

Orders for publications can be made by e-mail:   afsic@nal.usda.gov
                                       Phone :   (301) 504-6559
                                       FAX   :   (301) 504-6409


Alternative Farming Systems Information Center
National Agricultural Library
10301 Baltimore Boulevard
Beltsville, MD  20705-2351

There's a wealth of information available at these sites!

Andy Clark
SAN Coordinator

On Thu, 30 Jan 1997, Nadace FOA wrote:

> I am looking for an internship on an organic farm in Europe or the
> United States.  Ideally, the program would be about 6 months long,
> over the 1997 production season.  I would like to be on a farm with
> diverse production, especially vegetables, which works with some
> direct marketing of their produce (such as a CSA, farm stand or
> farmers' market).  If any of you have information on such a program, I
> would appreciate contacts.  Thank you.
> Kirsten Szykitka
> Foundation for Organic Agriculture
> Kubatova 1
> 102 00 Praha 10
> Czech Republic
> Phone:  (42 2) 75 10 46
> Fax:  (42 2) 68 49 107