Farmers Harvesting Crops

Beginning Farmer Apprenticeship

The Farmer Apprentice Program is an 8 to 11 month paid in-field agricultural training experience that provides beginning farmers with the skills to successfully grow, market, and sell produce.

Apprentices will have the opportunity to visit local farms, establish their own growing space, and attend a series of workshops and forums. Topics covered during the program include, but are not limited to, irrigation, soil science, crop planning, farm management, local food networks, marketing techniques, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) practices, and the cultural significance of Sonoran Desert crops.

At the conclusion of the Farmer Apprentice Program, Apprentices will have the skills, acumen and vision to competently grow and market locally-sourced organic produce to the greater community.