For Agriland Farming Company founder and CEO Jim Maxwell, the best way to learn the ins and outs of a successful business is to be directly involved with the profession.
That’s what can be expected out of Agriland’s internship program that seeks college students who may want to pursue a career in farming or agriculture.
Agriland — a full service farm management firm in Madera County — offers internships that can cater to a person’s specific interests because of the variety of jobs it has on-site, ranging from soils to pesticides.
“We pretty much do it all and we’re a very vertically integrated farming company,” Maxwell said. “We start the seed for trees in our own greenhouses here and supply the trees for the development of orchards. We develop divisions that build orchards and vineyards. We drill our own wells and we do all our own harvesting.” ...