What can TOP do for you?
1) PROGRAM A (INCLUDES ACADEMIC TRAINING)
Interns are required to complete nine months of on-the-job training, usually commencing in March and ending in December at the farm or agribusiness to which they have been assigned. After successfully completing the primary practical training segment, each intern shall be enrolled in OSU as a special (credit non-transferable) student for one quarter (generally Winter Quarter) at The Ohio State University or Agricultural Technical Institute. This academic segment will be guaranteed by trainee's financial contributions to TOP.
2) PROGRAM B INTERNS (PRACTICAL TRAINING ONLY)
Program B interns are scheduled to arrive at various times throughout the year for a twelve-month on-the-job training period. These interns are involved mainly in living and working on a farm or horticultural enterprise. There is no academic training. A vital part of the program is the attraction of training closely with a farming family or a horticultural employer. Daily life revolves around the agri/hort-business, varying with seasonal changes as to the training and activities required. Interns can expect long hours throughout the growing season, especially at peak times of planting and harvest.
3) PROGRAM C (CROP PRODUCTION / MACHINERY ONLY)
Program C is designed for those students who have a serious interest in large machinery and are enthusiastic to gain experience with the latest technology in the USA. This program will train interns in safety issues and in operating some of the most advanced agricultural machinery in the world.
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2/23/2012 - We produced this video with participation of hosts and interns. We hope it will provide some additional information to our applicants Read more