Instructor/Farm Manager: John Hoffses
The School Farm started in 1991 on 38 acres of farmland owned by MSAD #1. Originally the Farm had seven students employed and has grown to employ approximately sixty students. Produce from the Farm is made available to the public through roadside stands, local grocery stores, non-profit organizations, and restaurants. MSAD#1’s school lunch program, along with many other schools, uses the fruits and vegetables grown and the cider produced in their school lunch programs. It is important to stress that the revenue generated by the School Farm is invested back into the program and its students. This is an example of a true “learning lab” for MSAD #1 students.
Students will apply for summer positions at the MSAD #1 school farm. Each student must apply with an application, and references. Interviews will be part of this procedure. A daily record will be maintained by each student and initialized by the farm supervisor each week. This record will be used as a tool to evaluate the student’s work experience.