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Farmer Training Program at UVM

by Savannah Dix on March 27, 2013

The Farmer Training Program is a 6-month intensive program at the University of Vermont for aspiring farmers and food systems advocates that provides a hands-on, skill-based education in sustainable agriculture. This full-time program offers participants the unique opportunity to manage their own growing site, take classes from professors and expert farmers, and rotate as workers and learners on successful, diverse farms in the Burlington area. This program will provide an intense, supportive experience where participants leave with a Certificate in Sustainable Farming, a deeper understanding of agricultural management and small-scale farming, and the entrepreneurial skills to start their own operation.

The program is designed for aspiring farmers and those interested in sustainable, local food systems. Strong applicants:

  • Are looking for a career in sustainable farming and food systems
  • Want to play an active role in the sustainable food movement
  • Value a comprehensive education in all aspects of the business of farming, including marketing and distribution
  • Want a hands-on farm education
  • Want to learn from Vermont’s vibrant small-scale, diversified farming community

The program runs from May 2-October 31, 2013

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