Rogue Farm Corps Recruits Aspiring Farmers for their Hands-on Education and Mentoring Programs

Farming is a tough business, and beginning farmers need hands-on experience and mentoring before they can successfully take on a commercial operation. Finding that experience and mentoring can be a significant challenge, and it’s at the heart of why Rogue Farm Corps (RFC) was created. The Oregon-based nonprofit was founded in 2003 by first generation organic farmers in their twenties and thirties who themselves had been mentored and considered it... Read More

Farmers Rising in Oregon!

Morning dew evaporates off the grass as more than one hundred beginning farmers and ranchers sit on straw bales outside a barn in Springfield.  They are listening intently as farmers Sarah Kleeger and Andrew Still describe their experience founding and growing Adaptive Seeds LLC, a Sweet Home based producer of open pollinated, organic seed. Read More  Read More

Apply now for the Oregon-based Advanced Farmer Training Program

OK, so you’ve been working on farms for a couple of years – now what? That’s the dilemma a lot of beginning farmers face, and it’s one that the folks at Rogue Farm Corps (RFC) are working to address.  Read More  Read More

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