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The Center for Arkansas Farms and Food (CAFF) is accepting applications for its Farm School in Fayetteville, Arkansas, until September 30, 2022. Farm School is an 11-month program beginning in January 2023 that combines hands-on specialty crop farming with classes in production, business, and legal issues. The Farm School prepares farmers to become specialty crop entrepreneurs, contributing to local and regional foodsheds in Arkansas. CAFF is also accepting applications for its Farm Apprenticeship program in Northwest Arkansas. Participants complete twenty-one educational classes and then learn alongside successful farmers. The priority placement deadline is December 1, 2022, for the 2023 season....

The Farm Equity Office at the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is seeking three external reviewers for a review panel as part of the application process for a new grant program: the Beginning Farmer and Farmworker Training and Workforce Development Program (BFFTP). This program is designed to provide support to organizations to enhance or expand beginning farmer and farmworker training/apprenticeship programs. The overall goal of the program is to ensure that resources are dedicated to strengthening support for socially disadvantaged and/or beginning farmers and ranchers in the first ten years of business, and farmworkers who need job skills...

Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) and partners Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice, Central State University, and Common Greens have announced the 2022 OEFFA Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. The series features 18 farms, businesses, and workshops in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana, providing unique opportunities for farmers, educators, and conscientious eaters to learn about sustainable agriculture and local foods on the farm. The tour schedule runs from June through November. ...

NCAT has extended the application deadline for its week-long Armed to Farm training in San Diego, California, until March 11, 2022. Armed to Farm gives veterans and their spouses the opportunity to experience sustainable, profitable small-scale farming enterprises and explore career opportunities in agriculture. At Armed to Farm, participants learn about business planning, budgeting, recordkeeping, marketing, USDA programs, livestock production, fruit and vegetable production, and more. This Armed to Farm training session will take place April 18-22, 2022. The event is free for those chosen to attend. Veterans from Western states will receive selection priority for this training. ...

University of Michigan Extension has released Bulletin E-3423: Farm Management Experience Resource Guide, a publication intended to assist beginning farmers in better understanding and demonstrating management experience. The publication explores what sets management experience apart from knowledge gained as a farm laborer and reviews how you can gain experience regardless of whether you currently work on a farm or are starting a new business. Management experience can be required to access services and to gain eligibility for some USDA programs. This bulletin is part of Michigan State University's Beginning Farmers DEMaND (Developing and Educating Managers and New Decision-makers) series. This...

Related ATTRA publication: Getting Started in Farming Practical Farmers of Iowa's new Farm Business Coaching Assistance program aims to help farmers strengthen their businesses through in-depth consultations with experts. The program includes an assessment of your current marketing and business practices between June and September 2022, followed by five months of growth opportunity coaching and interaction with a peer network. Applications are being accepted through March 28, from current farmers in Iowa and surrounding states who have five years of experience farming on their own and are members of the organization....

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) will offer its week-long Armed to Farm sustainable agriculture training program for military veterans in San Diego from April 18-22, 2022. Armed to Farm gives veterans and their spouses the opportunity to experience sustainable, profitable small-scale farming enterprises and explore career opportunities in agriculture. Participants will attend classroom sessions and travel to local farms for hands-on learning experiences. The event is free for those chosen to attend. Veterans from Western states will receive selection priority for this training. Applications are due by March 4, 2022....

University of Nevada, Reno, Extension is offering training and certification for beginning producers through its Herds & Harvest Program. A Small Acreage - Level 1 Certification Program is scheduled for January 26 through April 23, 2022. The course involves five Zoom meetings and concludes with an in-person tour of small acreage farms and ranches. Training topics include goal setting, livestock and crop production, marketing, and farm financial management. A separate Farm to Fork Level 1 Certification course focused on livestock production for local consumption is scheduled for March 2-30, 2022, for the Zoom courses, with tour dates still to be...