Get Paid, On-The-Job Training With Labor4Learning

Are you looking to get paid, on-the-job training with experienced farmers in Iowa? The Labor4Learning program is designed for beginning farmers seeking employment and additional training in farm management and production skills. Practical Farmers of Iowa “trainer” farmers will be hiring in the early part of the new year for the upcoming growing season.

apply for 2024 labor4learning openings


Get paid at least minimum wage and earn other benefits, including:

  • Learn farm business development from an experienced PFI farmer
  • Paid time off to attend a PFI event during the term of employment
  • Discount to the Practical Farmers of Iowa annual conference ($100 value)
  • Connect with other “PFI trainees”
  • A free PFI membership


  • Apply and be hired by a PFI trainer farmer.
  • Have a strong motivation to learn the business of farming.

How to Apply

To apply, send current resume and three work-related references directly to the trainer. Direct any questions about job details to the trainer as well.

See a Labor4Learning profile from trainer Donna Warhover’s Morning Glory Farm and trainee from DaQuay Campbell.

Curious about your rights as a farm worker? Be sure to check out our Farm Employment FAQ for answers to your questions.

Contact Information

For any questions about the Labor4Learning program, contact Rachel Burke at rachel.burke(at)practicalfarmers(dot)org.