Farmer Starter: We Grow Farmers!
Farmer Starter is an immersive farmer training program on a working, certified organic, diversified vegetable farm designed to provide aspiring farmers with the essential skills and training needed to manage a sustainable farming business.
Through a blend of in-field training and formal classroom education, the 20-week program trains students in:
• Organic and sustainable growing methods
• Soil and fertility management
• Organic pest and disease control methods
• Greenhouse management and propagation
• Holistic farm planning & crops planning
• Equipment use & maintenance
• Business planning
Students will graduate the program with practical knowledge and experience in organic and sustainable growing methods and the business and financial planning skills necessary to establish a successful market farm.
2020 Spring Semester will be
February 4th through June 18th
Limited scholarship and work/study opportunities available
We offer workshops and classes designed for members of the community interested in learning more about sustainable living and home gardening as well as continuing education classes for working farmers to help increase their skills and knowledge of production and business management.
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