Rogue Farm Corps: Accepting Applications for 2013 Season

Rogue Farm Corps: Training the Next Generation of Farmers Farms Next is a full season of hands-on training and skill-based education in sustainable agriculture for aspiring farmers and ranchers. Through an innovative and cooperative model, Farms Next combines up to 1500 hours of field training with a mentor farmer, 75 hours of classroom learning with agricultural professionals and expert farmers, 15 tours of local farms, and opportunities for farm-based... Read More

Farm On!, NYFC’s Latest Affiliate, Debuts in Oregon

The past couple of months have been a whirlwind of activity in Oregon as the Friends of Family Farmers (FoFF), a grassroots organization dedicated to promoting socially responsible farming in Oregon, began FarmOn!, a project for beginning farmers.  FarmOn!, an affiliate of NYFC, works to build links within the young and beginning farmer community by creating face-to-face connections to promote learning, friendship, and inspiration between farmers. ... Read More

Washington’s FIELD Intership Program Accepting Applications for Summer 2012!

photo credit: Ellen Sabina The FIELD program on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula is an innovative internship opportunity for beginning farmers, combining formal education with field-based experience in sustainable agriculture. FIELD is a  collaborative approach to farm education, bringing together a variety of host farms and Jefferson County’s Washington State University Extension to better meet the educational interests of farm interns... Read More

Oregon’s Rogue Farm Corps Now Accepting 2012 Participants

Rogue Farm Corps Farms Next internship program provides beginning farmers and ranchers entry-level training in sustainable agriculture. Through an innovative cooperative education program, Farms Next combines hands-on training, classroom learning and farm-based education on a diverse network of commercial family farms in Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley.  Participants in the Farms Next internship program live and work full time on a host farm for... Read More

Get Hooked Up with FoodHub

Ecotrust is a Portland, Oregon-based organization dedicated to inspiring economic activity, social equity, and environmental well-being. This sounds like a formidable challenge, and it is, but Ecotrust is chipping away at it through myriad innovative programs in the Pacific Northwest. From California to Alaska, Ecotrust focuses on fresh thinking in forestry, fisheries, native programs, rangeland management, and, naturally,  food and farming. One... Read More