APPRENTICESHIPS

 

This program has been a part of the grants cycle to equitably distribute resources. We are now making it a program of its own. We are collecting resources and internship positions. If you have additions, please notify us, especially in non-farming rural occupations.

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APPRENTICESHIPS

Farm-Based Training Programs:

To learn about internship programs and offerings as well as farm jobs, visit this page: http://www.beginningfarmers.org/internship-and-employment-opportunities/.

 

Growing Places Course University of Vermont, extension

https://www.uvm.edu/newfarmer/?Page=classes/growing_places.html&SM=classes/

The Growing Places Course has helped beginning women farmers and ranchers learn the nuts and bolts of successful farm business start-up. Participants learn about goal setting and decision making, financial and business management, accessing capital and credit, and marketing.

 

Annie's Project 

www.anniesproject.or

offers face-to-face education designed to strengthen women’s roles in modern farm enterprises. Annie's Project focuses on problem-solving, record-keeping and decision-making skills. http://www.anniesproject.org

 

Cornell University's Northeast Beginning Farmer Project

nebeginningfarmers.org

 offers a variety of 5-7-week online courses for beginning farmers. Courses cover business planning, marketing and enterprise-specific development topics for vegetables, fruit, woodlot, livestock,  mushroom and beekeeping. 

 

Women, Food and Agriculture

wfan.org Harvesting Our Potential:

Our on-farm apprenticeship program, bringing together women in sustainable agriculture for annual gatherings that provide education and networking.

 

Sustainable Food Systems Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture, Santa Cruz, CA

casfs.ucsc.edu/apprenticeship/

The 6-month apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture provides training in organic gardening and small-scale farming. This program is run in conjunction with UCSC Extension.

 

The Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, East Troy, WI 

michaelfields.org

offers training programs for beginning farmers including Whole Farm Workshops

 

The Farm School, North Orange, Massachusetts 

farmschool.org

has a One Year Learn to Farm Program

 

Foundation Farm School,

www.foundationfarm.com/

 Eureka Springs, Arkansas

 

Farmshare Austin’s FarmerStarter program 

https://farmshareaustin.org/farmerstarte

is designed to provide aspiring farmers with the essential skills and training needed to manage a sustainable farming business.

 

The Organic Farm School

Visit www.organicfarmschool.org

is an 8-month, full-time, farm-based training program on scenic Whidbey Island in Washington state. Their curriculum includes organic vegetable, seed, and livestock production as well as training in business planning and marketing.

 

The New Farmer School 

www.newfarmer.ca/

is an offshoot of Thompson Small Farm, a horse-powered initiative begun in 2007 by Andrea Thompson and Jonathan Wright with the goal of providing locally, sustainably produced food and an example of a human-scaled, alternative way of doing things.

 

Biodynamic Training & Apprenticeships 

Internships & Apprenticeships Postings | Biodynamic Association

https://www.biodynamics.com/forums/internships-apprenticeships-postings

 

Grange Farm School

www.grangefarmschool.org

The Grange Farm School in Willits, California is dedicated to teaching the next generation of responsible, innovative, and successful farmers. They offer hands-on training combined with a rigorous academic curriculum through their Practicum Student Program.

 

The Permaculture Skills Center 

www.permacultureskillscenter.org

in Sebastapol, California is a 5 acre demonstration site and educational institution dedicated to sharing regenerative land development and management practices.

 

Calypso Farm and Ecology Center

 http://www.calypsofarm.org/education/calypsos-farmer-training-program/

Mentorship/Part-Time Programs: offers a farmer training program in Alaska

 

The Land Stewardship Project’s Farm Beginnings Program

landstewardshipproject.org/morefarmers

based in Minnesota is one of the best know and most respected programs in the country.

 

The Michigan Land Use Institute’s Get Farming! Programs

www.mlui.org/food-farming

Farm to School · Healthy Food for All ... MLUI's Healthy Food for All programs connect schools, health programs and families to fresh local food Traverse City, MI

 

Groundswell: Center for Local Food & Farming

groundswellcenter.org/

Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming. Groundswell engages diverse learners and empowers them with skills, knowledge and access to resources Ithaca, NY

 

Farm School NYC,  

www.justfood.org/farmschoolnyc

Our mission: Farm School NYC'S mission is to train NYC residents in urban agriculture, in order to build self-reliant communities and inspire positive local action New York CityUrban Farming Programs

 

Earthworks Agriculture Training,

https://earthworksagriculturetraining.wordpress.com  Detroit

 

Beginning Urban Farmer Apprenticeship Program

smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/beginning-famers/BUFA

BUFA provides training for urban and small-scale farmers and community land stewards in vegetable and fruit production and farm business management.Oregon

Online Programs:

 

Practical Farminars of Iowa 

www.practicalfarmers.org

Hosts lots of great Farminars, and archives them too.

 

Washington State University offers an online certificate in organic agriculture.

wsu.edu/cert/organicagriculture.aspx

 

Penn State Cooperative Extension Beginning Farmer School

extension.psu.edu › Extension › Community & Business

Courses, workshops, and resources for aspiring and beginning farmers in production, marketing, financial management, as well as land and other resource

 

C.R.A.F.T. (Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training)

The Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT) is a farmer-led coalition organized by sustainable agriculture farmers in a self-selected geographic region. Participating farmers offer up their time, talents and experience to help prepare the next generation of farmers. The secret to CRAFT’s success is simple — farmers learn most effectively from other farmers. CRAFT provides farmer-to-farmer learning and access to the social network and culture of local farmers. To learn more, visit the CRAFT Website at: http://www.craftfarmer.org/