Farmers Market Internships
FARRMS and Dakota College at Bottineau have teamed up to offer internships at farmers markets in ND. Interns spend a summer gaining marketing skills and helping a local farmers market grow.
The FARRMS Farmers Market Internship is a paid learning experience at one of six North Dakota farmers markets. Interns assist at the farmers market, conduct customer counts and organize outreach and events.
Interns attend weekly online classes and complete modules on marketing, social media outreach, farmers markets and local food systems, implementing what they learn to increase attendance at their farmers market. Interns will visit nearby farms and farmers markets and attend farm tours.
Internships are up to 15 hours per week for 15 weeks, June 13 through September 26, 2021. Interns are paid at $15 per hour and submit weekly time and activity reports.
Apply to be a Farmers Market Intern
Farmers Market Internships will increase customers and sales at participating farmers markets by expanding the capacity of the Market Manager and Board. Interns will assist farmers market managers in outreach and coordination of the market. Interns learn about North Dakota’s farmers markets and develop skills in marketing and project management. The farmers market benefits from increased exposure and will likely gain new vendors and more shoppers.
Farmers Market Internships are the result of a partnership between FARRMS and Dakota College at Bottineau. This is part of a three year grant in 2019, 2020, and 2021, funded by USDA AMS Farmers Market Promotion Program. The project also includes a needs assessment survey, education for farmers market managers, and a marketing campaign to grow ND farmers markets.
Online Farmers Market Managers Course
The farmers market internship program is a partnership between FARRMS and Dakota College at Bottineau to expand ND’s farmers markets. In 2019, 2020, and 2021, farmers market managers will receive training and interns so they can better respond to consumers’ needs. A needs assessment was conducted in 2019 to determine what customers are seeking and what sorts of marketing farmers market vendors are already doing. The findings of the needs assessment will be incorporated into farmers market manager trainings provided in 2020 and 2021. This project is funded by a USDA AMS Farmers Market Promotion Program grant.
fARMERS MARKET RESOURCES
(select Online Market Manager Training - scholarship class)