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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 cont

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The Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute’s most popular program, “Community Training in Ecological Design,” is coming to Onondaga County.

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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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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 Journeyperson Program program provides hands-on, mentored farming opportunities and training for prospective new farmers in Maines who have completed an apprenticeship to further develop the skills they need to farm independently and successfully.

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Grassroots advocacy for sustainable agriculture that informs farmers and others about resource conservation issues and local food systems. Provides public education on agriculture and its impact on the environment, and political advocacy to support small-scale farmers. Produces Local Food Guides, newsletters, and other publications.

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