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Host Training Plan

Hoch Orchard and Gardens

Name Harry A Hoch Email [email protected]
    Steward(s) Selected –  –
Training Start Date September 15, 2018 Training End Date January 6, 2019
Steward Training Hours per Week 48  
Compensation (Stipend or Wage) Yes If Yes, how much/how often? 1000/month
 
Non-Monetary Compensation and Estimated Value Free Housing, Daily Food
Name of your Workers’ Compensation Carrier SFM Solutions
Will your Workers’ Compensation policy cover the Steward? No, but equivalent coverage
Number of Employees at training location 5
Number of Interns/Trainees/Apprentices at training location 3
Annual Revenue $0 to $3 Million
 

[Phase 1]

Phase Name Orientation
Start Date of Phase September 15, 2018 End Date of Phase September 17, 2018
Primary Supervisor during this phase Harry Hoch or Jackie Hoch Supervisor Title owners
Email [email protected] Phone Number 5073130645
 
1. Describe the Trainee/Steward’s role for this phase

Orientation to the farm

2. Specific goals and objectives for this phase

Become familiar with setup, structure, people and expectations on the farm

3. Primary Supervisor’s qualifications

Stewards are directly supervised by the owners Harry or Jackie Hoch. Harry and Jackie are on the farm full time and available to the stewards at all times.

4. What plans are in place for the Trainee/Steward to participate in cultural activities while in the United States?

We try to attend three summer tours or field days on other local farms. LaCrosse Riverfest( 4th of July) LaCrosse Oktoberfest and LaCrescent Apple Festival. Local music events and sports. Our crew often participates in a five kilometer run in LaCrescent.

5. Specific knowledge, skills, or techniques to be learned during this phase?

General farm overview

6. How specifically will this knowledge, skills, or techniques be taught? Include methodology of training and chronology/syllabus.

One on one meeting with staff and intro to the work and day to day operation of the farm

7. How will the Trainee/Steward’s acquisition of new skills and competencies be measured?

We try to have a formal meeting one-on-one with each steward around mid season before apple harvest begins. Stewards are directly supervised by the owners Harry or Jackie Hoch. Harry and Jackie are on the farm full time and available to the stewards at all times.

8. Additional Phase Remarks (optional)
 

[Phase 2]

Phase Name Harvest
Start Date of Phase September 17, 2018 End Date of Phase October 31, 2018
Primary Supervisor during this phase Harry Hoch or Jackie Hoch Supervisor Title owners
Email [email protected] Phone Number 5073130645
 
1. Describe the Trainee/Steward’s role for this phase

Focus on Harvest, packing and Distribution of fruit on the farm. Observe and help with the apple harvest, packing, marketing and distribution. On farm sales and events, working with a small distributor

2. Specific goals and objectives for this phase

Learn handling and storage of fruit
Learn about different avenues of distribution
Learn about fruit quality standards for wholesale distribution

3. Primary Supervisor’s qualifications

Stewards are directly supervised by the owners Harry or Jackie Hoch. Harry and Jackie are on the farm full time and available to the stewards at all times.

4. What plans are in place for the Trainee/Steward to participate in cultural activities while in the United States?

We try to attend tours or field days on other local farms. LaCrosse Oktoberfest and LaCrescent Apple Festival. Local music events and sports. Our crew often participates in a five kilometer run in LaCrescent.

5. Specific knowledge, skills, or techniques to be learned during this phase?

marketing, Quality control, harvest and post harvest handling of fruits

6. How specifically will this knowledge, skills, or techniques be taught? Include methodology of training and chronology/syllabus.

Working with Harry and Jackie.

7. How will the Trainee/Steward’s acquisition of new skills and competencies be measured?

We try to have a formal meeting one-on-one with each steward around mid season before apple harvest begins. Stewards are directly supervised by the owners Harry or Jackie Hoch. Harry and Jackie are on the farm full time and available to the stewards at all times.

8. Additional Phase Remarks (optional)
 

[Phase 3]

Phase Name Processing and Packing
Start Date of Phase October 31, 2018 End Date of Phase January 5, 2019
Primary Supervisor during this phase Harry Hoch or Jackie Hoch Supervisor Title owners
Email [email protected] Phone Number 5073130645
 
1. Describe the Trainee/Steward’s role for this phase

Involved with Hard Cider and fresh juice production
General farm wrap up for the season

2. Specific goals and objectives for this phase

Value added production overview / HACCP / Paperwork and documentation required

3. Primary Supervisor’s qualifications

Steward is directly supervised by the owners Harry or Jackie Hoch. Harry and Jackie are on the farm full time and available to the stewards at all times.

4. What plans are in place for the Trainee/Steward to participate in cultural activities while in the United States?

We try to attend three summer tours or field days on other local farms. LaCrosse Riverfest( 4th of July) LaCrosse Oktoberfest and LaCrescent Apple Festival. Local music events and sports. Our crew often participates in a five kilometer run in LaCrescent.

5. Specific knowledge, skills, or techniques to be learned during this phase?

Organization / Documentation / Quality control

6. How specifically will this knowledge, skills, or techniques be taught? Include methodology of training and chronology/syllabus.
7. How will the Trainee/Steward’s acquisition of new skills and competencies be measured?

We try to have a formal meeting one-on-one with each steward around mid season before apple harvest begins. Stewards are directly supervised by the owners Harry or Jackie Hoch. Harry and Jackie are on the farm full time and available to the stewards at all times.

8. Additional Phase Remarks (optional)