School of Adaptive Agriculture Accepting Applications

School of Adaptive Agriculture

School of Adaptive Agriculture Now Accepting Applications for Summer Term! Start Farming, Start Ranching at the School of Adaptive Agriculture (Willits, CA)

Are you seeking hands on experience with sustainable, community driven agriculture?

At the School of Adaptive Agriculture, students are immersed in a residential training program that equips the current and next generation of farmers with essential skills in the science, art and business of food production. This 12 week program combines experiential learning while living and working side-by-side with other farmers on a beautiful 5,000 acre working ranch in Mendocino County, California 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 trips and 12 guest instructors participate in this unique learning experience, giving students a well-rounded education that helps launch them into their career in the food system.

“Attending the Grange Farm School was the defining moment in my educational career,” after which “I knew what I wanted to be doing with my life.” – graduate Matt Gal (Matt returned home to St. Louis and started his own small, highly diversified organic vegetable operation).

To learn more about our program please visit our website: Please note that applications for our Summer term are due Friday, June 8th.

Summer Term 2018 – Important Dates

  • Term runs: August 6th – October 26th 2018
  • Applications due: Friday, June 8th
  • Acceptance decisions: Friday, June 22nd
  • Scholarship awarded by: Friday, June 29th
  • Deposit due: Friday, July 6th
  • Remaining fees due: Friday, July 20th
  • Move in: Sunday, August 5th
  • First day of class: Monday, August 6th
  • Last day of class: Friday, October 26th

The School of Adaptive Agriculture (SAA) is a vocational training center that equips the current and next generation with essential skills in the science, art and business of food production. Through our workshops and residential practicum program, the School of Adaptive Agriculture has gained a reputation for being one of the premier agriculture schools in Northern California.


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