Beginner Farmer Training Program 2012 Urban Workshop Series
The 2012 Urban Workshop Series, held on April 11, May 9 & June 13, focused on issues related to starting an urban farm, including skills and resources for getting started, marketing your products, relating to neighbors, testing your soil, and much more. Click here for links to workshop recordings and materials!
Additional Spaces Available at Summer Creek Farm (posted February 13, 2012)
Future Harvest CASA is still accepting applications from new farmers across the Chesapeake region interested in participating in the Beginner Farmer Training Program (BFTP) 2012 program year on Summer Creek Farm in Thurmont Maryland. Read more about program and application requirements.
Small Farm Workshop Series Open to All, Runs January 31 - April 4, 2012
The classroom workshop series, Starting a Small Intensive Commercial Farm for Local Markets, is presented at the Baltimore County University of Maryland Extension office. This series is organized in partnership with Baltimore County Extension. It is required for Beginner Farmer Training Program participants, but is open to anyone interested in small farm topics. Enrollment is $40 for the full 9-part series; there is no proration for taking fewer classes. Click here for the full schedule and registration information.
Successful Transitions White Paper Released (posted January 11, 2012)
Read the Successful Transitions: from Apprentice to Farmer, a white paper on the challenges of beginner farmers, and the needs to be addressed by training programs in the Chesapeake Region, developed with grant funding through North County Preservation. Click Here for the Appendices I and II and details on the survey and responses.
The White Paper is a study of best in class beginner farmer training programs around the country. The goal is to identify tools, resources, and processes that have been most effective in transitioning apprentices onto land and into successful farm operators, and to provide recommendations for how to implement these solutions in support of our region's existing training programs.
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