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We work with a number of hosts across the United States with various farming types. We also have horticultural opportunities available. Share your knowledge while learning new skills and understanding a different way of farming.
About 40 percent of the land in the United States is used for agriculture of some form, including livestock grazing. This includes 431.1 million acres of cropland, 396.9 million acres of pasture and 71.5 million acres of forests.
In 1998, the total crop output of the United States was 489,976,030 metric tons with a value of $102.14 billion USD. The largest single crop was corn, which accounted for more than half of the nation’s crop output with 247,882,000 metric tons. The second-largest crop was soybeans with 74,598,000 metric tons. Wheat is third with 69,327,000 metric tons. Other major crops include sugar cane, sugar beets, potatoes, bananas, and coffee.
Tobacco also provides substantial cash returns, although yields are small when compared with many other crops. Total animal output in 1998 was $94.19 billion while forestry products, including timber, totaled $24.68 billion. Of the total American livestock, there were 101.2 million heads of cattle, 56.2 million pigs, 8.3 million sheep, 6.15 million horses, and 1.5 billion chicken. The remaining livestock includes a variety of species such as bison, turkeys, and geese.
USA Visa Information
Intern: Who is either currently enrolled in pursuing studies at a degree or certificate-granting post-secondary academic institution outside the United States or who has graduated from such an institution no more than 12 months prior to his/her exchange visitor program begin date and who enters the United States to participate in a structured and guided work-based internship in his/her specific academic field.
Trainee : Who has either a degree or professional certificate from a foreign post-secondary academic institution and at least one year of prior related work experience in his/her occupational field acquired outside the US or 2. 5 years of work experience outside the US in his/her occupational field and who entered the US to participate in a structured and guided work-based training program in his/her specific occupational field.
To be eligible to get the necessary visa you need to be either studying or have recently studied an agriculture-related course OR have five years experience in agriculture-related work.
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- Supportive learning environment
- Access to other young/international farmers
- A chance to share your knowledge and learn new skills.
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