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.
Find Capital and Credit Resources on youngfarmers.org
One of NYFC’s main goals is to be a go-to resource for you, the farmer (or aspiring farmer!). We do our best to connect you to the information that you need with clear explanations and an easy-to-use website. Two information portals that the youngfarmers.org web site has to offer are our list of training […]
Positions are Still Available for Michigan State's Farmer Training Program
Only two slots remaining for the 2013 cohort of the Organic Farmer Training Program at the Michigan State University Student Organic Farm! The Organic Farmer Training Program offers nine months of intensive instruction in year-round organic farming. The program focuses on diversified production of vegetables, livestock, flowers, fruits and herbs for local markets. Participants manage […]
Training New Farmers at the Center for Agroecology and Food Systems
The Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) at the University of California, Santa Cruz is a nationally renowned training program for organic growers. You can help strengthen programs like the Santa Cruz program: Tell Congress to support the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program today. In addition to funding their important work, CASFS […]
The Farm Bill's Real Impact – BFRDP Helps Train the Next Generation
My name is Sophie Ackoff, I have been an apprentice at Glynwood Farm. Like so many other beginning farmers today, I don’t come from a farming family and I have no land or agricultural skills to inherit from my parents. I believe that the government needs to support beginning farmers and shouldn’t short-change farmer training […]
The Seed Farm Grows New Farmers
My visit to The Seed Farm presented a hopeful vision on an otherwise gray day. It drizzled intermittently on my drive to and from the farm site in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, but the rain held off just long enough to walk around and chat with the Executive Director, Sara Runkel. The Seed Farm is an […]
Education Opportunities Abound: Go West Young Farmer!
It seems like everywhere you turn, new programs are cropping up around the nation to support and educate young farmers eager to get their hands in the dirt. The Northwest is no exception, and within the past year has ushered in several unique and innovative programs that help prepare young farmers for the realities of […]