The answer to questions like “Can I have an intern on my farm?” and “Does it matter what I pay them?” is actually quite straightforward. Before we get there, though, we clear the air about what an intern is in the eyes of the law and guide farm and ranch business owners through understanding whether their “intern” is actually a legal employee.

Action steps:
Read the Farmers’ Legal Guide to Intern and Volunteer Programs

This work is supported by the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN), grant no. 2021-70035-35372/project accession no. 1027099, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture.