Small Farm Internship Pilot Project

This project expired December 1, 2011.

In 2010 – 2011, farms in Skagit and San Juan Counties, with annual sales of less than $250,000, were eligible to enroll in a program that allowed up to three interns to work on a farm to learn about farming practices.

Acrobat PDF file Read the Small Farm Internship Pilot Project 2011 Final Report for the Washington Legislature. (192 KB PDF)

Farm Internship Curriculum Resources:

The Western Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Farm Internship Curriculum. (www.attra.ncat.org)

Cultivating Success - Sustainable small farms education. (www.cultivatingsuccess.org)

All internships are required to meet the requirements set forth in the Unpaid Interns 101 Fact Sheet: (49 KB PDF)

For questions regarding farm internships, please contact Employment Standards at 866-219-7321.

Other L&I Contacts:

Farm Labor Contractor Supervisor

Workers’ Compensation:

Relevant Policies:



For more detail, see Agricultural Employment Standards — WAC 296-131 (apps.Leg.wa.gov)

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