Business / Organization Name: 
Allegheny Mountain Institute
Contact Person: 
Jessa Fowler
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Phone Number: 
Street Address: 
PO Box 542
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Job Title: 
Farm and Food Systems Fellowship
Job Type: 
Farm and Food Systems
Job Description: 
AMI’s 18-month Farm and Food Systems Fellowship fully sponsors, trains, and empowers individuals to become teachers and advocates for a food system that is socially, environmentally, and economically just. Selected Fellows spend six months in experiential, residential Farm and Food Study at AMI’s Allegheny Farm Campus, followed by a Community Action Year, applying their training in partnership with regional non-profit organizations. Farm and Food Study: May 17 - October 27, 2021 - Work, live, and learn with a cohort of passionate individuals dedicated to revitalizing the food system on a remote mountain farm in Highland County, VA. - Gain hands-on experience in fruit and vegetable production, poultry care, rotational grazing, mushroom cultivation, beekeeping, agroforestry, ecological farm design, food preservation, whole food cooking, and multiple aspects of the food system. - Explore critical food system issues and deepen farming skills through educational sessions and a diverse range of weekly workshops or field trips. Community Action Year- January 10 - December 16, 2022 - Put training into action through a year of immersive farm and food work with AMI and community partner organizations in Highland and Augusta Counties, Virginia. - Build knowledge and skills in farming, food systems, and professional practices through monthly continuing education opportunities, field trips, and workshops. - Grow through monthly mentorship and support by AMI staff.
Stockbridge Majors: 
Plant and Soil Sciences
Sustainable Food and Farming
Sustainable Horticulture
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Application Requirements (resume, cover letter, etc.): 
Apply online at Applications received by February 10 will receive priority consideration. All applications are due March 10. Applications include a resume, statement of purpose, and contact information for three references.
Minimum Qualifications: 
We look for a diverse cohort of Fellows that are passionate about creating a food system that is socially, environmentally, and economically just - and have the leadership potential and drive to follow that passion through. Applicants invited to participate in the Fellowship must clear a background check.
Wage, Salary & Benefits Description: 
Farm and Food Study - Receive a $1,000 stipend upon signature and commitment to the Community Action Year contract. Additional benefits include housing at the Allegheny Farm Campus and farm produce supplemented with whole food staples, plus 3 days of personal leave and 3 holidays. Community Action Year - Earn $10 per hour (less payroll taxes, paid bi-weekly). Additional benefits include health insurance, Workers’ Compensation, 10 days of paid time off, and 1 day of wellness leave per month. At AMI's discretion, Fellows may be asked to repay the costs of Farm and Food Study if they voluntarily leave the program early or fail to commit to or complete the Community Action Year.