Would anyone recommend a help exchange program over college

mike758December 9, 2013

I want to do something either in the horticultural or agricultural field and I'm currently a senior and high school. I applied to a trade school and a college for horticulture and one college for agriculture. I should get accepted into at least one of those.

A friend of mine recommended that I look into a few help exchange programs, where I work on a farm, and in exchange I get the education experience along with free meals and somewhere to stay.

The advantage of a school education is that there's proof I have experience and a lot of jobs prefer it. The disadvantage is the cost. With the help exchange it's free and in my opinion it would give me a better education experience, but unfortunately unless I'm definitely going to be a farmer, employers are going to think I'm a retard. I definitely don't have my mind set in stone, but I'm looking for some opinions.

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dreamgarden(z6)

I would suggest looking for a caretaker job that could lead to full time employment.

Links that might be useful:

www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/farm-caretaker-zmaz76mjztak.aspx

Caretaker.org

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