Farm Training Center In Washington Accepting Applications

Greenbank Farm in WashingtonThe Greenbank Farm Ag Training Center (GFATC) in Washington State is accepting applications for its 2012 New Farmer program.

This program focuses on training aspiring farmers to run successful, ecological and community-focused farms and uses its ten acre organic farm as a real-world example and outdoor classroom. During the seven-month program, students live on-site and manage the gardens and livestock, market the produce (through a CSA program, farmers market, and local retailers and restaurants), study a university-developed farming and marketing curriculum and engage in independent research projects including the writing of a personal business plan. Through this balance of academic and experiential studies, program participants 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. Our goal is to offer them the skills and knowledge they need to confidently enter the growing field of sustainable agricultural producers.  For more information please visit our website at http://greenbankfarm.net/training-center

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