University of Illinois to Offer Year-Long Small Farm Apprenticeship Program

The University of Illinois is launching a year-long Illinois Small Farm Apprenticeship Program to train beginner specialty crop growers in every aspect of farm operation and management. The program will combine year-round experiential knowledge gained on-farm with lessons from faculty experts in soil science, pest management, and other topics. Apprentices earn a certificate of completion from the program. Apply by October 15, 2022, for the program that starts January 23, 2023. The program costs $6,000 for the full year.