Organic Farmer Training Program Accepting Applications

The MSU Student Organic Farm's Organic Farmer Training Program has slots available for the 2013 cohort.

The Organic Farmer Training Program at the MSU Student Organic Farm offers nine months of intensive instruction in year-round organic farming. The program focuses on diversified production of vegetables, livestock, flowers, fruits and herbs for local markets. Participants manage all aspects of a 14.5-acre certified organic farm, including passive solar greenhouses used for year-round production in cold climates. Participants also manage the SOF field and hoophouse production. Produce is grown for the farm’s primary markets, including a 48-week CSA, seven-month on-campus farm stand, and sales to campus dining services. Participants develop competencies in farm skills and business planning through trainings and engagement in the daily operation of the farm. Hands-on training is combined with workshops, lectures, readings and assignments that build participants’ knowledge and understanding of organic farming principles and practices. The program is designed to give participants a strong background in production skills as well as the knowledge, management, and decision-making skills necessary to operate a diversified small farming business.

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Now accepting applications!

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