Saturday, July 25, 2009

Organic Farming

While we are a distribution company, not involved with production/growing/farming, we thought this important enough to share:

From: Jeremy Moghtader
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 23:15:26 -0400
Subject: Organic Farmer Training Program Accepting Applications for 2010
Now excepting applications for 2010 Cohort of the
Organic Farmer Training Program
@ the Michigan State University Student Organic Farm!!!!!!
The Organic Farmer Training Program is a 9 month intensive training program in year round organic farming focusing on diversified production of vegetables, flowers, fruits and herbs for local markets. Students engage in the management of the 10 acre certified organic farm including passive solar greenhouses used for year round production in cold climates and heated only by the sun. Students also engage in the management of SOF garden and field production for the farm?s primary markets, including a 48week CSA, 6 month on campus farm stand, and sales to campus dinning services. Students develop competencies in farm skills through skills trainings and by engaging in the day to day work and operation of the farm. Hands-on training is combined with workshops, lectures, readings, and assignments that build participants? knowledge and understanding of organic farming principles and practices. The program is designed to give participants a strong background in production skills as well as the knowledge, management, and decision making skills necessary to operate a diversified small farm.
Program participants include new and beginning farmers, urban and community farmers and gardeners, educators, and those interested in local or organic agriculture.
Program Dates for 2010 are March 1st to November 19th for this full time intensive program
Space is limited
Rolling admissions
Application review begins Sept 1.
See attached flyer for more information
Visit our website for full program description and application
or contact us at

Jeremy Moghtader
MSU Student Organic Farm
Organic Farming Training Program
Farm 517-230-7987
Campus 517-355-5191 ext 1411

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