Agroforestry Farmer Apprenticeship Program Launched by Savanna Institute

The Savanna Institute has launched an Agroforestry Farmer Apprenticeship Program in the Upper Midwest that begins in Summer 2019. Each apprentice will spend 10 weeks on the farm of a mentor agroforestry farmer, with part- to full-time employment throughout the period. On the farm, apprentices will learn about perennial crop establishment, management, and harvest; farm planning and decision-making; equipment maintenance; product marketing; farm/tree finance, and more. The program is free; compensation, room, and board depend on the host farm. Limited spots exist for the 2019 season. Apply by March 1, 2019.