NOW is a great time to apprentice on a farm in Maine. Many of the farms participating in the MOFGA Apprenticeship Program are looking for fun, hard-working and energetic crew members for the months of August, September and October. With an increase in the number of fall CSAs and winter markets Maine farmers are extending their seasons and are able to offer longer season apprenticeships. The MOFGA Apprenticeship program is an excellent way to learn by doing. Farms in the program include vegetable, livestock and dairy operations and range in scale from homestead and farmstead production to market gardens and commercial operations - so whatever interests you have - there is an apprentice situation for you. The program includes the weekly Farm Training Project workshops that run through mid-September. These topic specific weekly gatherings supplement on-farm instruction and are a great way to meet other apprentices.
For more information about MOFGA's Apprenticeship Program, Farm Training Project and to apply please visit www.mofga.org > programs > apprenticeship or call the MOFGA Office 207-568-4142.