Organic Farmer Training School in Washington State

Interested in becoming an organic farmer? Become a student at the Organic Farm School!

Organic Farmer Training

Located on scenic Whidbey Island in Washington State, the Organic Farm School (OFS) trains aspiring farmers to run successful small-scale organic farms. During the full-time, 7.5-month program, students spend a third of their time participating in weekly classes and field trainings, going on bi-weekly field trips to other farms, and engaging in the writing of a personal farm business plan. Students spend the balance of their time co-managing the eight-acre OFS student farm, which focuses on market-scale production of organic vegetables, seed crops, and cover crops with berries, poultry, lambs, and bees incorporated as well. Through this balance of academic and experiential studies, students 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 farming.

– 2015 Dates: 3/9-10/23

– Tuition: $5200 – Scholarships available and Americorps awards accepted

– On-Farm housing available

– Students also have the option to earn college credit and a micro-certificate in Sustainable Farming through our partnership with Skagit Valley College.

For more information, or to apply, please visit our website at http://greenbankfarm.biz/ofs/

 or contact: Sebastian Aguilar – Training Director; trainingcenter@greenbankfarm.com; 360-222-3171

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