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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 5 month program trains students in:

• Organic, regenerative, and sustainable growing methods

• Soil health and fertility management

• Organic pest and disease control methods

• Greenhouse management and propagation

• Holistic farm planning & crop planning

• Equipment use & maintenance

• Business planning

• Marketing

Students graduate the program with practical knowledge and experience in organic and sustainable growing methods and entrepreneurial skills necessary to establish a successful market farm.

Click the button below to learn more about the program and apply!
Thank you to our Supporters
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Donovan Family Fund

Farmer Starter: We Grow Farmers!

Beginning to Intermediate Farmer and Rancher Program Development: Formative Evaluation

This project was supported by the USDA-NIFA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP), award number 2021-70033-35635

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