Organic Farming Training in Iowa, 2013

The Farming Institute: An Organic Farming Training Program in Iowa for 2013 - Scholarships Available. Apply Now! We are excited to announce that there are scholarships available for The Farming Institute.  The early application is THIS Friday, March 15. 2013. The Farming Institute (www.thefarminginstitute.com) is a unique, fast track, 11 week farming immersion program taking place on two vegetable farms using organic practices in Eastern Iowa. It is designed to equip emerging farmers of all ages, such as college students, recent graduates or others wanting to fulfill a dream. The program includes a mixture of hands on and classroom experience. During the program, students will complete a business plan for their future farm and learn about the land, the business of farming and the farming process.  Program Topics: The Land: Soil and soil nutrients, crop rotation, farming philosophy, The Business: Business planning, marketing and sales, financial management, The Farming Process: Seed selection and planning, irrigation, weed and pest management and control, cover crops, harvest, packaging, delivery, storage and organic practices.Instructors: Susan Jutz, one of the first CSA farmers in the state of Iowa, Dick Schwab, a proven entrepreneur with experience managing multi-million dollar companies and Farmer Kate, a successful young farmer who created a profitable business from the start. 2013 Program Dates are May 30-August 16. For an application form or for more information visit the program website at www.thefarminginstitute.com or contact Kate Edwards at kate.wildwoodsfarm@gmail.com or 319-333-2980.

2 Comments on Organic Farming Training in Iowa, 2013

  1. Sir.madam,
    When I was looking for organic training I saw you are conducting organic training with possible on scholarship. I would be very much interested to participant on organic farming. Though Bhutan is a land lock country between Indian and China. At present agriculture development is growing fast to optimize yield production. Looking at this our government is trying to phase out by using of chemical fertilizer and chemical pesticide. In line with government strategy I am always looking for organic training institute to know how on organic vegetable production and fruit production.

    Thanking you.

    • Dophu,
      You need to reread the post. I do not offer jobs, you need to contact the farm that is actually offering this opportunity. Their info is in the post.

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