Students

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Internships

Do you need to complete an internship or research for your major? Are you looking for a way to gain more experience in farming or food systems? Searching for a work study opportunity? The Field & Fork Program offers many opportunities to gain professional, hands-on experience for any major. Please visit the internships page for more information.

Volunteer

*Due to staffing turnover, we’re temporarily not accepting volunteers at this time. We will update this page when we’re able to restart the opportunity.*

If you’re interested in volunteering on the farm, please fill out this VOLUNTEER request form once we are accepting volunteers again! You’ll receive the link for signing up for sessions on the “thank you page” once you submit it.

To volunteer at the Alan and Cathy Hitchcock Field & Fork Pantry, to learn about the operations of a pantry and help with inventories and stocking shelves, or to host a food drive, click here.

Classes

Spring 2023! Sign up for our ALS 4914 – Project Teams , in collaboration with our community partner Working Food, for a hands-on course on the farm! Contact Dr. Dina Liebowitz to learn more and register: dinalieb@ufl.edu.

Many classes are taught in collaboration with the Field & Fork Program in a host of different disciplines. Below are some examples of past courses. For more information on current classes being taught in collaboration with the Field & Fork Program, check out our Facebook page, or visit the Classes page.

Example Classes:

  • AEC 4504 Curriculum & Program Planning for Agricultural Education
  • ALS 4932 Urban Agriculture and Food Systems
  • AGR 3501 Environment, Food, and Society
  • AGR 4212 Alternative Cropping Systems
  • AGR 4214C Applied Field Crop Production
  • AGR 4231 Forage Science
  • AGR 4320 Plant Breeding
  • AGR 4932 Tropical Crop Production
  • AGR 6442C Physiology of Agronomic Plants
  • ANT 6930/4930 Tropical Gardens: Creating a Latin American Garden
  • ALS 3153 Agricultural Ecology
  • ALS 4932 UF Community Farm Practicum
  • ARC Design Studio – Design/Build Project Garden Seating Area
  • ART 4639 Advanced Experiments in Art and Technology
  • ART 6933 Consumption, Production, Digestion, Excretion: Graduate Seminar in Art and Technology
  • EVS 3000L Environmental Science Lab
  • PLS 3004C Principles of Plant Science
  • SWS 4602C Soil Physics

Graduate Assistantship

The Field & Fork Campus Food Program offers graduate assistantships to conduct research on
sustainable agriculture and food systems. The graduate assistantship is for two years (Upcoming applications are for Fall 2023 – Summer 2025) at the MS level, and consists of a 0.5 FTE (20 hours per week) commitment to working with the program. Read more here: FF_Graduate Assistantship 2023-ExtensionDue January 25, 2023!

Clubs

Many clubs participate with our program by helping in the Farm and Gardens, hosting food drives, or volunteering with the Alan and Cathy Hitchcock Pantry. Some groups work with us to host or collaborate on events and programs, such as:

If your club would like to host a food drive for the Pantry, visit the Alan and Cathy Hitchcock Pantry site. If you would like to participate with the Gardens, please contact Dina Liebowitz.