The Sprouting Farms Apprenticeship is designed for individuals with a solid foundation of farm knowledge and skills; those who are looking to deepen their experience managing a successful farm business; and those with a goal of running their own farm enterprise. The majority of the apprenticeship will be focused on experiential learning, or learning by doing. Apprentices will be asked to apply diverse agriculture theories and practices, collect and analyze data, and use their findings to adapt and strengthen their final business plan.
The Apprenticeship is best understood when broken down into its three components:
Paid “on-the-job training.”
Agriculture enterprise development.
The Apprenticeship will run for a full farm season, between March 1, 2018 and October 31, 2018. You will complete 600 hours of paid on-the-job training over the course of the eight months, and spend another 200 classroom hours on related coursework and business development.
The application period is now open for the 2018 Apprenticeship. Please visit our website to download an application. Applications are due by February 1, 2018, and encouraged sooner. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis, until the program is filled.