A new farm school grows up in Sebastopol, CA, preparing a new generation of farmers to grow food in the face of changing climate, mounting challenges for family farmers, and a growing public desire for more sustainable ways to feed our world.
Our friends at The Farm School’s Learn to Farm program – which is now in its 13th year and licensed as a private occupational school – continue to make a great case for tuition-based farmer training, providing extraordinary breath and depth in all aspects of the field and turning out graduates who go on to farm successfully. And now is the time to check out the year-long program and apply, as they have just announced new scholarships that will ensure all can attend, regardless of means: www.farmschool.org
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another interesting opportunity in Washington State.
Interested in becoming an Organic Farmer? Join our Organic Farm School program!
Located in Washington State, the Organic Farm School (OFS) trains aspiring farmers to run successful, ecological and community-focused farms and uses its eight-acre organic farm as a real-world example and outdoor classroom. During the full-time, 7.5-month residential program, students spend one third of their time attending weekly classes and field trainings, studying a university-developed farming and marketing curriculum, going on bi-weekly field trips and engaging in independent research projects, including the writing of a personal farm business plan. Students spend the balance of their time co-managing the OFS farm which focuses on market-scale production of organic vegetables, seed crops and cover crops with berries, poultry, goats and bees incorporated as well. Through this balance of academic and experiential studies, students learn and experience all aspects of starting and running a small scale organic farm, from goal setting and business planning to planting, harvesting, and marketing. With this skill and knowledge base, graduates are able to minimize their risk and maximize their success as they enter the growing field of sustainable agricultural producers!
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