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.
The 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
Questions? Contact Katie Brandt at firstname.lastname@example.org.