The OEFFA Begin Farming Apprenticeship Program is an educational program for aspiring farmers to gain the hands-on experience and skills necessary to consider a career in organic agriculture. Ideal candidates will have a strong commitment and desire to start a farming operation of their own.
Apprentices will work on certified organic mixed vegetable farms throughout Ohio during the 2018 growing season. By the end of the apprenticeship, participants will have experienced multiple hands-on practices of one farm's operation, gained insight into some of the challenges to have a successful farm business, and have a better idea of whether they want to go into farming.
Apprentices will be paid $10/hour, receive an individually-tailored learning plan, and networking and educational opportunities with others in the program. For more information: http://policy.oeffa.org/content_item/apprentice.