Openings in the 2017 Practicum Program at the Grange School of Adaptive Agriculture – on the 5000 Acre Ridgewood Ranch in Mendocino County, CA
How do you practice Adaptive Agriculture? You start by educating yourself on cutting edge practices, by questioning conventions, by equipping yourself with the skills to flex, adapt, adjust to changing conditions and contexts.
At the Grange School of Adaptive Agriculture, students are immersed in a residential training program and are exposed to a broad spectrum of scales, styles, strategies, and skills. This 14 week program combines experiential learning on a 5,000 acre diverse ranch with classroom based learning in order to send students off with a comprehensive vocabulary, skill set, and understanding of the foundations of small scale agriculture. Over 25 field trip hosts and 12 guest instructors participate in the learning experience, giving students a well rounded education that will help to launch them into a career in the food system.
Are you looking for your entry point into sustainable agriculture? Having a strong understanding of crop production, animal husbandry, business management, industrial arts, and community dynamics is integral to launching you into the food system. Join us at the Grange School of Adaptive Agriculture for an inspirational and transformational 14 weeks. April and July 2017 start dates, applications are now open!
Students must be 18 or over, no experience is necessary. This program is designed to teach the “whole farmer” in the basics of a successful farm/ranch operation. Students who choose to enroll for a second term pursue a ‘capstone’ project to deepen their education in keeping with their specific interests.
The schools programs are designed for practical people who are ready to make a difference in the real world. Students with a desire to enter a career in agriculture equipped with essential skills, knowledge, and resources. Students who want to be among the million new farmers, ranchers, and small businesses this country needs in order to transform agriculture through creative and profitable enterprises.
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