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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.
|Initial intake evaluation||$0||when considering program||$0|
|Database listing fee (non-refundable)||$200||when choosing an applicant||$200|
|Program fee (only partially refundable) |
|Visa fees (paid to US Embassy in home country; non-refundable)||$160||when applying for visa||$160|
|Flight to USA, closest airport to host farm (estimated)||$1,000||when arriving to USA||$1,000|
|TOTAL initial fees (prior to arrival)||$3,110|
|Transportation (from airport to farm); provided by host||$0||upon arrival||$0|
|Work boots for visitor; provided by host||$0||upon arrival||$0|
|Hourly payment–first 8 weeks|
$7.25/hour for first 8 weeks
40 hrs x 8 weeks
|Hourly payment to visitor–remainder of year|
$8/hour for remainder
40 hrs x 44 weeks
|Health insurance||$100/month||during program||$0|
Deduction of $100/month, from visitor’s hourly pay. Hosts are responsible to organize housing, which includes:
|Food (estimated)||$300/month||during program||-$3,600|
|Flight home (estimated)||$1,000||end of program||-$1,000|
|At end of first year (before taxes are deducted), you could have a positive amount of:||$9,260|
All fees noted as “non-refundable” are non-refundable.
The $200 website listing fee does NOT guarantee a placement with a host farm. Your information will be shown to hosts who are looking at the program. You will remain on the website for as long as you meet the program requirements.
If you are denied a J-1 visa by the US authorities, please understand that there is absolutely nothing that Numadi or their partner's can do. Final visa authority ALWAYS is decided by the US authorities with jurisdiction over the applicant’s permanent residence.
If you are denied the visa, US$960 (minus money transfer fees) will be eligible for a refund to you. In order to receive a visa-denial refund, you must–within four weeks of visa denial:
- Return the original DS-2019 form to Numadi immediately.
- Write a request for refunds of fees.
- Do these two steps within four weeks of the denial. (If you do NOT comply with these three steps, Numadi will NOT give you a refund.)
Exchange visitors may leave the program at any time, by advising the program. However, fees paid into the program are NOT refunded. Also, exchange visitors may not remain in the USA.
Exchange visitors may not change farms without the sponsor's approval. The intention is to stay on one farm for the entire year.
In order to receive a certificate, exchange visitors must provide proof of departure from the USA to Numadi.
- Paid Position
- Supportive learning environment
- Access to other young/international farmers
- A chance to share your knowledge and learn new skills.
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