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Maureen Thompson  |  California Farm Academy, Center for Land-Based Learning  |  Winters, CA

Subject: 2018 CA Farm Academy: NOW accepting applications!

Hello from the California Farm Academy!!

We are currently accepting applications for the 2018 Beginning Farmer Training Program & the Apprenticeship Program!

Please join us for our CFA Information Session to meet alumni, program staff, and learn more.

The CA Farm Academy Beginning Farmer Training Program provides aspiring farmers a strong foundation from which to launch their agricultural careers. During the seven-month program, lessons focus on crop production, business planning, & marketing, & culminate in a personal business plan or farm career plan. In addition to the classes hands-on field experience & farm visits expose students to topics critical for a future in farming. Classes are designed to accommodate work schedules, meeting on Tuesdays & Thursday in the early evenings & two Saturdays per month.

IMPORTANT DATES
2018 Class Sessions: February - September 2018
Information Session: November 11, 2017
Application Deadline: November 27, 2017
Class Start date: Late February 2018

The CA Farm Academy Apprenticeship Program provides aspiring farmers with a combination of coursework & hands-on-training that is intended to set them on a path to earn management positions with established farms, or to be successful in starting & sustaining their own farm. The program requires a two-year commitment. Apprentices are paid for 3,000 hours of hands-on-training & are enrolled in the CFA Training Program as part of their curriculum. Through our network of regional farms, which represent a wide range of farm scales, crops & farming methods, apprentices are matched with a farm in the region that best fits their farming goals.

IMPORTANT DATES
2018 Class sessions: February – September 2018
Information session: November 11, 2017
Application Period: Aug 1, 2017 - Feb 1, 2018
On-the-job-training start date: Mid-March

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10/11/17