UVM Farmer Training Program Accepting Applications
If this winter has you plotting your next move in sustainable farming, you are in luck! The University of Vermont Farmer Training Program is now accepting applications for the 2016 season on a rolling basis until spots are filled. Vermont is an exceptional place to immerse yourself in the sustainable food movement and it will be an exciting year at the Farmer Training Program – we’ve added chickens to the farm, a diversified farm rotation to the curriculum and a mobile farmstand to our marketing outlets. Apply now to join an incredible group of students and amazing staff for six months of sustainable farming and food systems education.
UVM’s Farmer Training Program is a 6-month, hands-on program (May 9 – October 28, 2016) that provides an experiential, skill-based education in sustainable farming. Candidates include, but are not limited to: new and beginning farmers, urban and community gardeners, farm educators and students interested in deepening their understanding of sustainable farming systems in an intensive and focused learning environment. Students in this program get a unique and comprehensive education by running the Catamount Educational Farm from seed to market, learning from expert farmers and educators in the classroom, and by working in the field alongside successful, inspiring farmers in the Burlington area. Participants leave with a Certificate in Sustainable Farming from UVM, a deeper understanding of agricultural management and small-scale farming, the entrepreneurial skills to start their own operation, and a network of incredible people to support them along the way.