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Opportunity to Hone your Farming Skills

Attention beginning farmers, farm employees and those contemplating a future in sustainable farming! The application period for the 2019 Organic Farmer Training Program (OFTP) at Michigan State University is now open.

Screen Shot 2018-10-08 at 11.58.08 AMThe OFTP teaches organic farming through hands-on activities, farm walks, classroom activities and discussions, video lectures, readings, guest speakers, visits to 20+ Michigan farms and practical assignments, like writing a Farm Business Plan. It is a vibrant, diverse, positive learning community where students learn from each other.

Strong applicants to the program have:

• Hands-on farming experience

• Plans to start or manage a farm or educational farm project in the future

• Ability to contribute to a positive learning community

To learn more about the program, visit the program website and review the application.

Questions? Contact Katie Brandt at  

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