Gain Experience

Program or resource provides experience to participants.

Cultivate Kansas City's Urban Farmer Development program provides one on one technical assistance and other services for new and experienced farmers to start, run or improve their farm businesses. They also assist urban market growers.

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"The South Dakota Center for Farm/Ranch Management at Mitchell Technical Institute is a newly organized place dedicated to assisting agriculture producers in South Dakota to become better business managers.

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Provides information about Washington organic farms, programs and resources. Publishes a quarterly journal and a directory of growers, suppliers, buyers, and resources. Sponsors annual conference, educational farm walks, and an intern placement directory.

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Non-profit organization for promoting the ethical development and stewardship of the genetic resources of agricultural seed. Provides technical assistance, educational services, and conducts research and advocacy programs for organic farmers and other seed professionals.

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"ASAP helps create and expand local food markets that will preserve our agricultural heritage, give everyone access to fresh, healthy food, and keep our farmers farming. Our mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food."

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Non-profit association of farmers, gardeners, and consumers working to promote an economically viable and ecologically sound Vermont food system for the benefit of current and future generations.

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The Center offers courses in permaculture, sustainable agriculture, organic production, appropriate technologies, biofuels, and natural building. Apprenticeships available.

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NOFA-NY offers guidance in exploring farming as a career option, working and learning on farms, setting oneself up for long-term sustainable farming and connecting to peers and mentors in New York.  

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"Hands-on training program for serious aspiring farmers and market gardeners. Groundswell’s New Farmer Training Project aims to increase the number, diversity, profitability, and environmental sustainability of area farmers by providing training, mentoring, business planning support, and affordable access to land at EcoVillage in Ithaca."

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This program is to "help beginning and retiring farmers/ranchers enhance success of farm/ranch transfer, business viability and land stewardship. Activities fall into three areas: 1) asset and business transfer, 2) business skills and information access, and 3) statewide network of resource providers and advisors.

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