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Program or resource provides experience to participants.

"With support from the USDA Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program, Southern SAWG provides training and technical assistance to individuals and groups who are developing projects that promote sustainable food systems and community food security.

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“Farm Walks bring growers and agricultural specialists together to learn on working farms across Washington.” This joint program of Tilth Producers of Washington and Washington State University Small Farms Team is sponsored in part by Farm Aid and Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education.

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"The advanced permaculture immersion apprenticeship program combines Community Foodshed, Natural Building, Community Resiliency Design and Bioregional Networking. The Foodshed program includes production from seed through harvest, biodynamic and permaculture methodologies, soil building and market gardening.

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The Organic Education Center (OEC) provides “experiential learning opportunities in biologically sound urban agriculture." The Center “works as a regional resource hub for sustainable food growing." The Center also offers hands-on community classes on organic food growing and urban composting.

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The Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Program is a 2-year program established by GrassWorks and the Wisconsin Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards (BAS) with the support from USDA-NIFA's Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program. It is composed of 4000 paid hours of training over two years (the equivalent of a full-time job).

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The program "combines two years of structured on-farm training and mentoring with a course of classroom study in biodynamics." Apprentices have access to a "comprehensive training curriculum, carefully selected mentor farms, and access to networking, support, and educational resources."

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Biodynamic Initiative for the Next Generation (BING) "creates opportunities for the next generation of farmers, apprentices, educators, activists, and others inspired by biodynamics to connect, share, and learn from one another."

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The Pfeiffer Center's one-year internship focuses on organic sustainable agriculture and the biodynamic approach, combining academic work with hands-on field experience.

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The Pfeiffer Center’s one-year, part-time Practical Training in Biodynamics consists of thirteen full-day workshops featuring classroom talks and field activities that cover "making and applying the farm animal husbandry; biodynamic preparations;" seed saving; soil building and composting; "agricultural handwork and pruning;" weed and pest contr

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Funded by USDA's Office of Outreach, the Multicultural Farmers Program has included Integrated Pest Management (IPM) trainings, computer and web training programs, blueberry production workshops and farm visits, business management and loan workshops, hoop house training workshops, and more.

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