2017 Itlus/Rosenbohm Farm Internship
Applications for the 2017 Itlus/Rosenbohm Farm Internship are now open.
This farm internship aims to provide international farming experience to a person involved in agriculture in Ireland. The award will provide one season of work experience and accommodation on a large US farm located in northwest Missouri. The winner will be hosted by the Rosenbohm family who will provide practical experience in the production, husbandry and marketing of corn and soya beans, as well as in the processing of soya bean seed.
What experience will the winner get
The Rosenbohms run a large maize and soya bean family farm business and winner will experience a full season of crop production — establishment, growth, fertilisation, crop protection, harvesting and marketing. This farm also assembles soya bean, both GM and non-GM, for third parties. So the recipient will get experience in the growing, harvesting, storage and processing of these crops.
Where appropriate, the recipient will be expected to operate some of the farm machinery involved in crop management and to work the hours required to get the work done.
The host farm family will provide accommodation during the internship. In general the winner will be expected to provide his/her own food but some meals may be provided during busy times.
Any remuneration will be based on the initial experience of the recipient and the attitude, aptitude and professionalism displayed sown during the stay. The host will make every effort to ensure that the recipient receives a very diverse work experience and has an enjoyable stay in the US.
The award winner is expected to work with management, family and other employees at different times and so must be prepared to work the long hours required during the busy spring planting and fall harvesting periods.
ITLUS President UAS Representative
Andy Doyle, Irish Farmers Journal Industry representative
ITLUS Council member Previous recipient
Completed forms for the 2017 award should be returned by Wednesday 18 January 2017 to:
ITLUS Secretary, c/o Dick Fitzgerald, Loughane, Ladysbridge, Co. Cork.
The application form can be downloaded from here