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Where to Get Hands-on Experience

Farming Opportunities

Are you looking for a farm internship, apprenticeship or job? Looking for venues to post an opportunity? We’ve compiled an extensive national list for you!

Internships, Apprenticeships, Farm Management Jobs

Experiential Training & Certificate Programs

  • Beginning Farmers website provides a comprehensive  listing of beginning farmer training programs including college/university programs, farm-based programs, urban farming programs, and online certificate programs.
  • Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT) provides farmer-to-farmer learning and access to the social network and culture of local farmers – multiple regions
  • Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming (Ithaca, NY) offers many courses in various aspects of production and business planning and land access via an Incubator Farm.
  • Maine Organic Farmers and Gardners Association (MOFGA) offers a comprehensive Journeyperson program for aspiring farmers, as well as a farm apprentice program that connects people wanting to learn organic farming with experienced farmers willing to share their expertise.
  • The University of Vermont offers a 6-month intensive farmer training program for aspiring farmers and food systems advocates that provides a hands-on, skill-based education in sustainable agriculture.
  • The Farm School has a year-long, residential, licensed program that provides practical training in forestry, animal husbandry, carpentry, mechanics, business planning, marketing and organic vegetable production.
  • Better Farm is a sustainability campus, artist colony and organic farm in Redwood NY in which Sustainability Education students receive a hands-on immersive, introductory crash-course in
    sustainability initiatives.

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