10 Places to Learn to Be A Farmer Across the Nation by @Seedstock

Oregon’s Rogue Farm Corps runs an internship program for beginning farmers called FarmsNext. This full-season offering trains new farmers and ranchers in sustainable agriculture. Those enrolled in the program gain up to 1,500 hours of hands-on training from a mentor, 75 hours of classroom time, local farm tours and independent study opportunities. Rogue Farm Corps runs four chapters across the state: Rogue Valley, South Willamette, Portland and Central Oregon. The organization was founded in 2003 by farmers in the southern part of the state who saw the need to provide education to those new to agriculture. The Land Connection , based in Champaign, Illinois, stresses sustainable farming practices in its training programs. It also emphasizes educating people on the importance of knowing where their food comes from. The Land Connection also strives to preserve the health of f...

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