Growing New Farmers Apprenticeship Program

The Growing New Farmers Apprenticeship Program is accepting applications on a rolling basis.

 

Lowcountry Local First’s Growing New Farmers Apprenticeship Program is a continuing education opportunity for graduates of the Growing New Farmers Program or another equivalent farm training program, but also serves individuals of lesser experience with an interest in sustainable agriculture. 

APPRENTICESHIP REQUIREMENTS:

– Exhibits prior experience and/or desire for higher level experiential training
– Graduation from the Growing New Farmers Program, an equivalent farm training program, or farm work/volunteer experience. Other considerations will be made on a case by case basis, at the discretion of the Mentor.
– A commitment of at least four months
– Availability of at least 15 hours per week
– Agreement to the terms of the apprenticeship, set forth by Mentor

BENEFITS OF APPRENTICESHIP:

– Self-matching with a Lowcountry farm or food-business
– Toolkit for farm development projects including CSA management plans, enterprise budget worksheets, social media resources, and availability list/hot sheet templates
– Access to Farm Business Advisory services following apprenticeship 

Please forward any questions to Program Coordinator, Carrie Larson, at GNF@lowcountrylocalfirst.org.

 

Meet some of our featured mentors:

 

                   


The Growing New Farmers Program is made possible by many community partners and donors, including:

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Charleston County Economic Development, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, and the Pathfinder Foundation.

Lowcountry Local First is an equal opportunity provider and employer.