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2017 Oregon farming internship

Rogue Farm Corps is the only organization in Oregon that offers structured, entry-level and advanced farmer education and training programs rooted in real-world farm businesses. We work with more than 20 host farms located in the Rogue Valley, the Portland Metro Area, the South Willamette Valley, and Central Oregon and offer experiences with vegetable production, […]

Posted: November 23 2016
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apprentice on a regenerative ranch

Apprenticeships in Regenerative Ranching and Farming Offered through The Quivira Coalition’s New Agrarian Program on partner ranches and farms in New Mexico, Colorado, Montana, and California The Quivira Coalition’s New Agrarian Program (NAP) partners with skilled ranchers and farmers to offer annual apprenticeships in regenerative agriculture. Together, we create opportunities for comprehensive, full-immersion experiential learning from […]

Posted: October 26 2016
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affordable sustainable ag education opportunity for north carolina folks

Located at the very center of North Carolina’s local food and farming scene, the Sustainable Agriculture Program at Central Carolina Community College is a unique opportunity for sustainable agriculture education. At CCCC’s sustainable agriculture program students have the opportunity for "Real Farming- Right Now". The Pittsboro, NC based program has an on-campus, year-round certified organic […]

Posted: July 26 2016
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permaculture design intensive, june 24-july 3, gaberville, CA

  Edible Forest Garden Design Intensive with Dave Jacke, author of Edible Forest Gardens June 24 – July 3, 2016, at Heartwood Institute Scholarships available. Apply early. In this nine-day intensive course, you will dive deeply into the vision, theory, and practice of designing wholesome, dynamic, and resilient edible ecosystems. Dave Jacke and his teaching […]

Posted: May 31 2016
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beginning woman farmer mentorship opportunity in iowa

The Women, Food and Agriculture Network is accepting applications for their Harvesting Our Potential program, an 8-10 week internship for women who are interested in farming/raising food or food products. The purpose of the program is to empower women who want to farm by providing them on-farm experience and a network of other women in food […]

Posted: May 15 2016
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meatsmith classes are up! vashon, wa

Brandon and Lauren are not strangers to meatsmithery, in fact they are owners of Farmstead Meatsmith. "We generally harvest for small family farmers who raise a couple of pigs, a few sheep or a flock of various poultry for their own household.  Think very small scale. The animals never leave the land they know, we […]

Posted: March 7 2016
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permaculture skills center farm school, july-sept, sebastopol

In the summer of 2016, the Permaculture Skills Center in Sebastopol, CA is offering a Farm School, a 10-week intensive on regenerative farming, followed by an integrated 6-month mentorship on independent projects.  The program integrates sustainable design, business planning, and farm operation-- blending class, field trips, visits from local experts, and on-farm experience-- to give students a holistic education in […]

Posted: March 6 2016
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conway school of ecological landscape and design-- info session march 19, easthampton, ma

The Conway School, a Landscape Design School in Massachusette's Pioneer Valley, is holding an information session March 19th at its new Easthampton campus. The Conway School is a 40-year old accredited institution that offers Masters of Science degrees in Ecological Design. Its curriculum focusses on hands-on, real-world, project-based learning with supplemental classes in design theory, graphics, computer skills […]

Posted: March 6 2016
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canada: stewards of irreplaceable lands (SOIL) seeks apprentices!

SOIL links Canadian farmers willing to take on and train apprentices with folks wanting to work and learn on an organic farm using sustainable practices. We aim to facilitate apprenticeships which transfer lasting knowledge to both the farmer and the apprentice. Established in 1989 as a non-profit organization, our goals are: To encourage the growth […]

Posted: February 26 2016
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versaland permaculture research farm seeks interns

Versaland is a 145-acre permaculture research farm in Iowa City, Iowa. Science-focused and early stage, Versaland (with you!) will plant 12,000+ trees in the 2016 season while continuing to develop our ponds, earthworks and Keyline installations. Versaland operates custom-built machinery, an electric tractor and many other farm innovations. Hosting skill-specific workshops throughout the season including […]

Posted: February 24 2016
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apprenticeship at clayfield farm in east blue hill, me!

Posted: February 16 2016
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farm transition planning for women

Farm Transition Planning for Women: Course Starts March 16 in Plattsburgh, March 17 in Canton, NY. Plattsburgh, Canton, NY. Cornell Cooperative Extension and the New York Annie’s Project will host the Managing for Today and Tomorrow: Succession, Business, Estate and Retirement Planning for Farm and Ranch Women course starting March 16 in Plattsburgh and March […]

Posted: February 15 2016
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farmshare austin currently accepting applications for spring 2016 program

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TqjN-7jZyE] Farmshare Austin, is a nonprofit dedicated to providing communities with healthy food by teaching the next generation of organic farmers. "Using a blend of hands-on in-field training and formal classroom education, students will gain practical knowledge and experience in organic and sustainable growing methods, as well as learning the business and financial planning […]

Posted: January 11 2016
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northern ny: 4 week management course for farm women

The Cornell Cooperative Extension associations of northern New York are looking for mothers and daughters, daughter-in-laws, and female farm managers and owners interested in ways to better manage agricultural businesses today, successfully retire, and pass a profitable farm business on to a child or the next owner. The 4-week, 15-hour Managing for Today and Tomorrow […]

Posted: January 6 2016
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grange farm school spring term 2016

California's Grange Farm School provides programs designed for "practical people who are ready to make a difference in the real world. Students with a desire to enter a career in agriculture equipped with essential skills, knowledge, and resources. Students who want to be among the million new farmers, ranchers, and small businesses this country needs in […]

Posted: December 13 2015
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green farming in the green mountains: farmer training program at UVM

Applications are currently being accepted for UVM's farmer training program! The six-month program offers a certificate in Sustainable Agriculture and provides students with a combination of classroom learning and hands-on experience managing the school's 10-acre education farm. Each year, 25 students are accepted and learn everything from crop rotation to marketing. If you're looking for an learning […]

Posted: November 29 2015
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2016 apprenticeships in regenerative agriculture in the american west

Starting a career in regenerative agriculture? Want to develop technical skills in grassfed beef production, dairy management and cheesemaking, or heirloom fruit tree cultivation and holistic orchard management? The wonderful folks at the Quivira Coalition are seeking applicants for their New Agrarian Program's eight-month (March to Nov 2016) on-site apprenticeships at San Jaun Ranch in Alamosa, CO; James Ranch […]

Posted: October 25 2015
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enroll in farm school for august 2015!

Innovative New Farm School Prepares Students to Feed People and our Planet 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.

Posted: July 22 2015
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IllinoisFarmBeginnings.org helps attract and train new farmers

Three Illinois organizations have joined forces and answered the call to train more farmers and increase local food production. The Land Connection, Angelic Organics Learning Center, and Food Works recently launched www.IllinoisFarmBeginnings.org to attract prospective farmers across Illinois and neighboring states. These organizations are all part of the Farm Beginnings Collaborative (FBC), a national alliance that promotes the […]

Posted: July 16 2015
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apply now grange farm school fall term

As you may remember from our previous blog post, the Grange Farm School in Mendocino County, CA is a 3-month residential farmer training program that combines classroom instruction with experiential education. The program is halfway through its first term, and the fall session-- starts September 1st. The Grange School curriculum focuses on holistic crop and livestock production, and their […]

Posted: July 11 2015
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farmer starter program!

[vimeo 99886748 w=640 h=480] Learn how to become a farmer in Austin, Texas! Farmshare Austin’s FarmerStarter program is designed to provide aspiring farmers with the essential skills and training needed to manage a sustainable farming business. Visit their website for more information and apply now!

Posted: June 8 2015
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join rogue farm corps

New Farmers Needed. Be one in a million— Join Rogue Farm Corps in 2015! Applications are now open for positions throughout Oregon. FarmsNext is an entire season of hands-on training and skill-based education in sustainable agriculture for aspiring farmers and ranchers. This immersive on-farm experience combines field training with a mentor farmer, classroom learning with […]

Posted: November 21 2014
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farmer training in wisconsin!

  Since 2005 Stateline Farm Beginnings has been cultivating a new generation of farmers in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Stateline Farm Beginnings is a one year training course sponsored by Angelic Organics Learning Center. It is a farmer-led training and support program designed to help people plan and launch sustainable farm businesses. Enrollment for this […]

Posted: September 26 2014
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rogue farm corps accepting applications

Applications Open for Rogue Farm Corps’ FarmsNOW Program FarmsNOW is an advanced training program that is designed for the student who has a solid foundation of farm knowledge, skills, experience, and the goal of running their own farm enterprise. This program will take beginning farmers to the next step, prepping them for running a successful […]

Posted: September 25 2014
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another great farm training program

Calypso Farm and Ecology Center's Farmer Training Program is accepting applications now! (4 spaces currently available) Open until filled – if you’re interested, apply now! Spaces are limited. Students are selected based on their level of interest in the program and potential for future application of what they’ve learned. We also strive to select a diverse […]

Posted: August 28 2014
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longhouse food revival 2014!

This annual gathering is the Woodstock of food—an intense, weekend symposium designed to raise the bar on how food stories are told and to connect generations of food-inspired artists, writers, web producers, documentary filmmakers, and broadcasters. Every year, LongHouse focuses on a single story to create a multi-media Pop-Up Food Magazine that allows participants to […]

Posted: August 1 2014
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hawaii: food industry innovation online courses now available!

The University of Hawaii at Maui is now offering Food Innovation Courses ONLINE!  In this series National food-marketing expert, Lou Cooperhouse, takes you from market overview to legal and safety details. Find the edge you need in the food marketplace and help connect Hawai`i’s farms to tables everywhere! The following courses will be offered this year:  […]

Posted: July 4 2014
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farm positions still available around the country

Such as this job, at one of our favorite farms - Juniper Hill in Westport, NY.  Other places to look include MOFGA (Maine), PASA (Pennsylvania) and nation sites like Good Food Jobs (which we partner with). Juniper Hill Farm has a full time farm worker position starting April/May 1st going through November/December possibly year round. Come join our […]

Posted: May 6 2014
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future organic farmer grant fund is open for grant applications

Let your future organic farmers know. The CCOF Foundation, in collaboration with partner organizations UNFI Foundation, Driscoll’s, Organic Valley, Bradmer Foods, and National Cooperative Grocers Association will be making grants in three educational categories in 2014. Categories and requirements are: Kindergarten through Eighth Grade: Grants for in-classroom organic projects in California $1,000 grants available for 10 […]

Posted: April 18 2014
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summer job working with farmworkers

Live and work in Immokalee! TheStudent/Farmworker Alliance (SFA), Interfaith Action of Southwest Florida (IA), and Just Harvest USA (JH) are currently seeking full-time interns for Summer and Fall 2014. Summer applications are due Friday, April 25, 2014. Applications for the fall are due Friday, June 20, 2014. Applicants should be flexible to organize with each of the […]

Posted: April 17 2014
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summer leadership summit: native youth in agriculture

Fayetteville, Arkansas July 21 – July 25 Join us for the Native Youth in Agriculture Summit and become a part of the next generation of food and agriculture leaders throughout Indian Country. Fifty selected students will travel to Fayetteville to participate in a week long education and leadership summit designed to provide comprehensive training in […]

Posted: April 17 2014
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ranching jobs and apprenticeships

via Quivera Coalition: New Agrarian Program apprenticeships Other Great Opportunities Please note, the opportunities listed below are not through the Quivira Coalition; if you would like more information on any of them, please look for the appropriate contact information for each opportunity below… Working Ranch Manager Opportunity (Colorado): Seeking working manager for large-scale bison, cattle […]

Posted: April 14 2014
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uvm farmer training

They've still got a few spots open!  Here's the scoop: If this epic winter has you plotting your next moves in sustainable farming, you are in luck. The UVM Farmer Training Program has a few spots left for 2014 and the final application deadline is March 21. Apply now to join an incredible group of students for […]

Posted: March 19 2014
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hub camp: the nuts and bolts of local food distribution

Los Angeles, CA: Mar. 16 – 18, 2014 Davis, CA: Apr. 27-29, 2014 Practical training for the entrepreneurs and organizations building the New Food Economy.   Walk away from Hub Camp with a 6-month action plan to hit the ground running! An action-oriented approach to learning, launching and adapting as you grow your local food […]

Posted: February 14 2014
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rogue farm corps

this training program is still accepting applications for the coming season.  Think you want to be a farmer?Join Rogue Farm Corps in Training the Next Generation of Farmers. Applications are still open for our 2014 programs. FarmsNext is a full season of hands-on training and skill-based education in sustainable agriculture for aspiring farmers and ranchers. Through an […]

Posted: February 6 2014
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farmer training program - oregon

FarmsNOW is an advanced program for aspiring farmers with a minimum of two years prior experience. FarmsNOW is designed for those seeking mastery in the art and business of farming. This two-year program will dig deep into planning, designing and running integrated farming systems. Intern candidates must have 2-3 years of prior vegetable production experience, a deep commitment […]

Posted: January 12 2014
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applications open for Quivira's New Agrarian Program

Quivira's New Agrarian Program grew out of the understanding that agriculture drives economies, creates green job opportunities and directly affects the health of our nation. Enthusiastic young agrarians are ready to take part in the sustainable food movement, but need opportunities to learn alongside established practitioners so that vital, experience-based knowledge can be transferred to a […]

Posted: December 1 2013
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scaling up

Starting this January, Scaling Up will bring together a group of 6-18 farmers with about 4 -7 years of experience who are seeking to grow their operations and plan for long-term viability.  Participants convene for a series of two-day sessions hosted at the Copake Agricultural Center in Copake, NY, in which they will refine business and production […]

Posted: November 24 2013
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MOFGA farmer-in-residence opportunity

This is an incredible opportunity, greenhorns.  Apply! MOFGA's Farmer-in-Residence (F.I.R.) Program offers aspiring farmers committed to organic agriculture and public outreach the opportunity to live and farm at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center in Unity, Maine. Farmers-in-Residence participate in MOFGA's Journeyperson Program, which gives new and aspiring organic farmers access to the land, resources, and support they […]

Posted: October 12 2013
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uvm farmer training

Though the tomatoes and melons of this season are still in full force and the fall bounty is yet to come, it is time to daydream about 2014. The UVM Farmer Training Program is now accepting applications until October 31 for early admission to the 2014 cohort! (After that admission will be rolling until spots and the waitlist […]

Posted: September 30 2013