about the farmer training program
This is a part time 7-month program with a focus on hands-on vegetable production, basics of livestock farming, and exposure to various farm enterprises in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. Through farm tours, speakers, and discussion, the program will explore the social and environmental impacts of agriculture. The program will also speak to some of the historical and present day structural issues that impact the food system, and challenges that new and beginning farmers face.
"Our hope is people leave the program seeing farming as a revolutionary act that can change the way they view the world and work towards repairing the personal, environmental and social devastation that our current systems have created." - Farmer Advisory Committee
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What to expect during the program
Applications are closed for the 2022 Season
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This Project is funded in part by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).