Lowcountry Local First's Growing New Farmers Apprentice Program
by Eliza Wallace
(Charleston, SC, USA)
Check out Local First's Current Opportunity
10-month educational training program with a structured curriculum that utilizes coursework, field trips, workshops, and on-farm employment to provide candidates with hands-on knowledge of farming in the Southeast.
The goal is to provide a practical training and experiential education for South Carolina’s next generation of local farmers and community food system leaders. Program fees include $25 for application processing and $2,000 for program tuition.*Apprentices will be paid for their work on mentor farmer's land and scholarships and payment plans are available.
Application deadline for 2014 season is February 1, 2014.Mavenjoy replies:
Excellent post Eliza, thanks for sharing it with us. I'm including a link to the site so people can learn more about this great initiative and program. I'll also include it in our feed. Thanks and do keep us posted about your progress and additional opportunities.