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Beginning Urban Farmer Apprenticeship Program in Portland, Oregon

Beginning Urban Farmer Apprenticeship (BUFA) program

Multnomah County, in partnership with Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service, is excited to announce the pilot year of the Beginning Urban Farmer Apprenticeship (BUFA) program. The program is an 8-month, season-long training for aspiring urban farmers and community land stewards. It is designed to give a new generation of beginning farmers the foundation they need to break into the field of sustainable small-scale, urban farming.

Participants will gain the knowledge and skills of urban farming through:

Classroom training, field trips and an online learning platform

Hands-on, in-the-field apprenticeship with experienced local farmers

OSU’s established Growing Farms: Successful Whole Farm Management Workshop Series, which is focused on farm business planning.

Apply now. This program has a short application window.

Application deadline: March 21, 2011

Earlybird discount before March 11.  Scholarships available.

Website and Applications here.

1 comment

1 Jerry Lee Miller { 02.24.11 at 11:18 am }

How can we bring something like this to Lancaster PA?