The Upper Midwest Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT) and Angelic Organics Learning Center (AOLC) created the Farmer Development Scholarship Program to help farmers in the Upper Midwest CRAFT network offset the costs of continuing education as they build and grow their young farm businesses. Eligible farms can apply for
In 1997, ten farmers from northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin founded the Upper Midwest Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT), the second CRAFT program in the U.S. Since then, the alliance has become one of the leading efforts to train the next generation of organic, biodynamic, and sustainable farmers.
The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle (IFFS) Young Farmer Training Program (YFTP) is a paid multi-year farming apprenticeship for youth in Wake County. The IFFS Raleigh Teaching Farm hosts apprentices two days per week beginning each Spring.
"Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association's Farm Apprenticeship program connects people wanting to learn organic farming with experienced farmers willing to share their expertise. The typical arrangement involves an exchange of labor for room, board, a stipend, and informal, intensive training and experience in farming.
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