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Farm Apprenticing
Apprentice opportunities and experiences

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Training New Farmers

MOFGA's Apprenticeship Program

MOFGA's Journeyperson Program

Amber Reed
Amber Reed (on the right) apprenticing to be a farmer. Photo courtesy of Amber Reed for the Winter 2010-2011 Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener.

Amber ReedBefore the Quivira Conference in Albuquerque last fall, I had read only a little by Aldo Leopold. At the beginning of A Sand County Almanac I read: “There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.” A man ahead of his time, Leopold nailed our modern psyche.

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Answer: Here’s what MOFGA’s Web site says about benefits for apprentices: “Apprenticeships may begin any time during the year, though most farmers are looking for apprentices for the growing season (March through October).

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