Farming job opportunities (NJ)

Plainfield, NJ(Zone 6b)

Hi,
I find myself with a lot of time on my hands nowadays since I was, like many others, laid of from my job last year.
I have always had an interest in farming, especially organic farming and horticulture, and I don't really want to return to my previous occupation.
I was wondering if anyone has started a farming business or knows of any opportunities. I live in central New Jersey.
Many thanks,
Nick

Sapello, NM(Zone 5b)

Nick,
I don't know if you're interested in an apprenticeship, but you might check out...
http://www.ruralheritage.com/apprenticeship/index.htm

There's some articles there that might give you some more ideas, too.

Also, contact Small Farmer's Journal at 800-876-2893.
Have you started to haunt your local Farmer's Market? Good place to make contacts.

Good luck and keep us posted.
Blessings,
Jay

Panama, NY(Zone 5a)

Jay's recommendations are all good. You might also want to get in touch with you county Cooperative Extension. They could help you find farms in your area that might be looking for some new blood.

My dad grew up in northern Jersey and ended up on a dairy farm in western NY - he married the farmer's daughter.

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