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2016 ProFarmer Training Program Now Accepting Applications

 

The Hudson Valley Farm Hub ProFarmer Program is a multi-year residential training program for those with farming experience who aspire to obtain professional farm management positions or to own and operate their own farm enterprises in the Hudson Valley. ProFarmer trainees are on the farm full-time year-round and work under the mentorship of the Farm Hub’s management team.

The ProFarmer Program offers both classroom education and on-the-job training over the course of several years (2-5 years). Through this practical, hands-on curriculum grounded in the operation of the Farm Hub enterprise, ProFarmer Trainees will attain high quality technical skills, knowledge of the Hudson Valley food system, strong relationships with colleagues on and off the farm, leadership and communication skills, business skills and expertise, and deep experience with equitable and ecologically regenerative farming practices.

Trainees participate in a collaborative process with farm staff and management to implement practices that support the Farm Hub’s emphasis on equity, regenerative practices, and social entrepreneurship.

Visit the Farm Hub’s farmer training page to learn more and to download an application.

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