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Apply to be a Sustainable Farm Fellow

Interested in Agriculture? Food Systems? Agroecology? Want to learn more firsthand? Become a Sustainability Farm Fellow! Applications are now being accepted until December 17, 2020. 

Interested students can apply via the Qualtrics Application process

More information can be found on the Ursinus Office of Sustainability Webpage.

Farm Fellows, guided by the Ursinus Director of Sustainability, will plan, plant, manage, harvest, and winterize the campus farm. Fellows will gain experience doing tasks such as soil sampling and nutrient analysis, tilling, weeding, creating a planting plan, undergoing food safety training, selling produce, educating members of the campus, and keeping inventory, among other duties. Farm Fellows are also responsible for managing farm volunteers, who come on several scheduled volunteer or stewardship dates each semester. These groups include members of Greek organizations, athletic teams, first-year students, ENV100 students, and others.

The Farm Fellowship runs from January-December, or the length of one calendar year. This unique structure allows for the Fellowship to correspond with the agricultural cycle, as well as one of the most important components of the Farm Fellowship - all Farm Fellows must reside on campus (or within commuting distance) during the summer of their Fellowship. During this time, Farm Fellows will plant, manage, and harvest crops on our farm. Fellows receive a monetary stipend to cover living expenses during this time, as well as free on-campus housing. Farm Fellows participate in a weekly 1-credit course, taught by the Director of Sustainability, participate in First Year Move-In, Sustainable Move-Out, and Office of Sustainability events and projects throughout the semester.

Benefits of being a Sustainability Fellow: 1 credit course for each semester (spring and fall appointment) | Living allowance stipend | On campus summer housing | Professional skill development  and more!

In addition to the benefits and responsibilities mentioned above, Farm Fellows often receive opportunities to coordinate volunteer events among campus groups, interact with alums, and have been interviewed for Ursinus Magazine and The Grizzly in the past. Students interested in the Food Studies Minor can use the Farm Fellowship for their applied learning experience.

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Kate Keppen 
Director of Sustainability
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