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Farmshare Austin currently seeking veggie grower students

This just in from our Texas Young Farmer affiliate! Farmshare Austin (FSA) is a new 501c3 in Austin,TX dedicated to educating the next generation of organic vegetable growers in Central Texas. This fall we will accept our first class of students who will live and work on our educational farm as part of an intensive six month program. Produce grown on the educational farm will go to individuals in Austin who may otherwise find it difficult to access healthy fresh choices. Farmshare Austin’s pilot program, Farmer Starter, is designed to provide aspiring farmers with the essential skills and training needed to run a sustainable farming business. Using a blend of hands-on in-field training and formal classroom education, students will gain practical knowledge and experience in sustainable organic growing methods as well as the business and financial planning skills necessary to establish a successful market farm. We are currently seeking six full time students to participate in our 2014 pilot program. Our application process is open until August 15th, 2014 for the program beginning October 1st, 2014. Go to farmshareaustin.org for more information and to submit an application today[...]Read More