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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 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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"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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Online course to include sequenced basic to enhanced topics to foster holistic planning by integrating physical, biological, family and business components of farms and ranches.

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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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