Farm Journeyperson Program seeks applicants

Sep 06, 2019

Unity — The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association is accepting applications to its Journeyperson Program.

Applicant farms must meet the following criteria: a minimum of two years' farming experience with one calendar year of experience in Maine; measurable contributions to Maine’s agricultural economy; production goals of feeding their community and region; a demonstrated commitment to sustainable practices, including, but not limited to, organic production and secure medium to long-term land tenure (MOFGA can assist in this process).

There is a $200 participation fee for the program. At the time of acceptance, farms may apply for a scholarship to cover this fee.

The program provides two years of hands-on support, training and mentorship for people who are serious about pursuing careers in sustainable farming in Maine. The program is designed for farmers in their first three to five years to further develop the skills they need to farm independently and successfully.

For more information, visit mofga.org, call 568-6018, or email Bo Dennis at bdennis@mofga.org.

 

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