New Sustainable Ag Training Program

Last Updated on Apr 23, 2015 at 1:30pm | Agribusiness

The Frostburg Grows Farmer Training Program is a two-week, intensive program for aspiring farmers, those looking to diversify their current operations, and food system advocates. The program features a balance of hands-on, skills-based learning along with in-depth classroom education on a diversity of sustainable agriculture topics ranging from infrastructure to marketing and entrepreneurship.

The program provides an immersive and intimate experience with farmers and farm work, but participants will also spend time with other key players in the sustainable food movement. The course will also be valuable to those interested in working toward a more equitable, environmental and economic food system whether it be through advocacy or education.

Applications are reviewed and accepted on a first come-first serve basis; timeliness and thoroughness will be factored in the application process.

You must be 18 years or older to attend the program. 
 
The Program Fee is $2,475.00, which includes housing and most meals.

Each session is two-weeks long.

There are four sessions in the 2015 program:
 
   ♦ Session 1:  May 31-June 13
   ♦ Session 2:  June 21-July 3
   ♦ Session 3:  July 12-July 25
   ♦ Session 4:  Aug. 2- Aug. 15
 
For more information or to apply, visit www.frostburggrows.com or call (301) 687-3136.