Featured Employer: New Entry Farm

Welcome to our featured employer series where we will feature different companies/organizations in the food, nutrition, and public health field!

What do they do?

New Entry Farm is an initiative of Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. They work from the local, regional, and national levels to strengthen the future of food systems by supporting new farmers.

New Entry Farm provides farmers with resources to reach success. Varies courses are offered from introductory to advanced levels. There is also an unique incubator farm program that gives applicants the opportunity to earn land and technical assistance following the submission of a business proposal. Upon completion of the incubator program, New Entry helps to connect farmers with available land.

New Entry Farm also works with different national networks such as the National Incubator Farm Training Initiative, National Ag Apprenticeship Learning Network, the USDA’s Community Food Projects (CFP) Grant Program, and the USDA’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program. For the two USDA programs, New Entry provides applicants with the proper resources and tools.

New Entry Food Hub is a wonderful program that enables farmers to sell their produce. In the long term, it helps farmers to build economic self-reliance and food security. New Entry Food Hub connects farmers’ produce with CSA shareholders, local shelters, senior centers, childcare programs, and institutions.

What do they care?/What is the company culture like?

Their mission is to foster resilience in local, regional, and national food systems by training the new generations of farmers to produce food that is nutritious, culturally connected, and accessible to all individuals. They envision an economically viable, environmentally sustainable, and equitable food system that honors and supports novice farmers who start and steward community-engaged farms.

What roles are they looking for?

Internship

  • Data Analysis and Visualization Intern
    • Support focus group and survey development, analyze survey data
    • Work with Farmer Training Team to develop pre- and post-evaluation metrics related to outcomes, results, and behavior change
    • Strong research, data analysis, organizational skills
    • Experience creating infographics and other data visualization methods preferred
  • Resource Development Intern
    • Support beginning and limited resource farmers to access USDAPrograms and to improve soil heath, food safety, and other regenerative agriculture practices
    • Support literature reviews to determine existing training resources
    • Lead development of a new Capitalization and Risk Management Decision Tool
    • Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Volunteer and Communications Intern (Part time)
    • The Volunteer Coordinator works closely with staff members to assess volunteer needs, recruit new volunteers as needed
    • Experience leading groups in any capacity.
  • Videography Intern
    • Assist in developing a variety of educational videos and farmer case studies
    • Interview farmers to learn about their farms, soil health and regenerative practices, and experience with USDAPrograms and Services.
    • Develop story boards/scripts to outline video projects
    • Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills

Learn about past intern project here.

Learn more about internship job description here.

Or, be a volunteer!

By Fangruo Zhou
Fangruo Zhou Student Ambassador