2018 Local Food Supply Chain Apprenticeship

NC Growing Together’s 2017 Local Food Supply Chain Apprentices and their mentors. 

NC Growing Together (NCGT) is proud to announce the Summer 2018 Local Food Supply Chain Apprenticeship. Through an exciting 8-week program, apprentices will have the opportunity to work with local food hubs, businesses and organizations and gain hands-on training related to local food systems and value chains work.

Apprentices will dedicate 40 hours per week for an 8-week period with one of the nine mentoring organizations. The apprenticeship will be paid and some travel (outside of home to duty station) will be included. Each organization is looking for specific skills, but overall apprentices should have an interest in local food systems and agriculture and should have some experience in agriculture, business, marketing, or a related field.

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NCGT aims to bring more locally-produced foods into mainstream retail and wholesale markets, strengthening the economics of small to mid-sized farm and fishing operations and their communities. One of the main activities is to work on the intermediary steps in the supply chain, including aggregation, processing, and distribution, to understand and remove barriers that may prevent local foods from entering large-scale markets. Apprentices will work to carry out this mission by working with their mentorship organizations.

Click here for descriptions of 2018 apprenticeships at Freshpoint Inc. (Raleigh-Durham), Working Landscapes (Warrenton), Farmer Foodshare (Durham), Feast Down East (Burgaw), Firsthand Foods (Durham), TRACTOR Food and Farms (Burnsville), Piedmont Food and Agricultural Processing Center (Hillsborough), Lowes Foods (Winston-Salem), and Foodbuy (Charlotte).

The application period for the 2018 Local Food Supply Chain Apprenticeship has now CLOSED.

This is the fourth year of the Local Food Supply Chain Apprenticeship! Learn about our 2017 apprentices here, our 2016 apprentices here, and our 2015 apprentices here.