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8 Feb 2013

Lansing Roots, a program of the Greater Lansing Food Bank (GLFB), is seeking potential applicants for the newly announced Growing Farmers Program. Growing Farmers is designed to support historically under-served, new, or beginning farmers as they develop successful farm enterprises through an incubator farm setting.

For over 30 years, the GLFB’s Garden Project has supported home and community gardens throughout the Mid-Michigan area.  Lansing Roots serves as a complement to this on-going support by both encouraging successful gardeners and interested entrepreneurs to develop farm business enterprises and lowering the barriers to success.

Ideal candidates for participation in the Lansing Roots Growing Farmers program will have:

  • Farming background or training
  • Farmer training program, intensive apprenticeship experience, agricultural background from country of origin, multiple seasons successfully growing in community gardens, etc.
  • An interest in developing an independent, small-scale farm enterprise, yet needing some technical and/or business assistance
  • An interest and desire to grow for sales and market
  • English proficiency or access to reliable translation services

Applications are due by February 15, 2013.

Those who are interested or think they would like to know more are encouraged to download and review the program guidelines and application. Information can be found on the food bank website, http://www.greaterlansingfoodbank.org/lansing-roots/growing-farmers.html

The Greater Lansing Food Bank’s Lansing Roots staff members are available for one-on-one consultation with potential applicants. Interested parties should contact the Lansing Roots Program Manager: 

Alex Bryan

517.853.7813 | LansingRoots@GreaterLansingFoodBank.org

P.O. Box 16224

Lansing, MI 48901