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University of Vermont’s Farmer Apprentice Program

The University of Vermont, in partnership with the Intervale Center, has created a five-month intensive program for aspiring farmers that provides a hands-on, entrepreneurial approach to sustainable farming. What is it? This program offers participants the unique opportunity to manage their own growing site, take classes from professors and farmers and rotate as workers and learners between successful, diverse farms at the award-winning Intervale Center in Burlington, Vermont. 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 Farmer Apprentice Program dates will be from (May31-November 4).

Aspiring farmers should attend:
• Who are looking for a career in sustainable farming or interest in organic practices
• Who want to create sustainable food systems
• Who value a comprehensive education in all aspects of the business of farming, including selling and distribution
• Who want a hands-on “on the farm” experience
• Who are changing careers to a more environmentally connected profession
• Who want to live and learn in Vermont about small-scale, diversified farming

To learn about our partners and host farms please visit:

The Intervale Center, www.intervale.org
Intervale Community Farm, www.intervalecommunityfarm.com
Half Pint Farm, www.halfpintfarm.com 
Bread and Butter Farm, www.breadandbutterfarm.com
City Market, www.citymarket.coop

To learn more about the program or apply to be a participant, please visit http://learn.uvm.edu/sustainability/farmer-apprentice-program/.

If you have further questions about the program, please contact, Reese Baker at 802.656.8657 or at rcbaker@uvm.edu.

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