The Farmer Training Program is designed to teach the fundamentals of farming while offering hands-on experience working alongside some of Fairbank’s most successful farmers.
You will learn the principles of farming in Interior Alaska through a once a week class covering everything from farm planning to soil health, seeding, transplanting, harvesting, marketing, even hydroponics. Field days will be scheduled with local farmers who will teach hands-on skills in various tools, fieldwork, greenhouse production, harvesting, and storing.
This is the chance to cultivate alongside Goosefoot Farm and harvest carrots with Spinach Creek while building the skills necessary to start your own agricultural endeavor. Optional classes to learn about mushroom foraging, compost tea, hydroponics, and more, will be available for you to gain exposure to a scope of agricultural opportunities.
Want to learn more? Click here to check out the highlights from our first year of the program!
April 19 - September 20, 2022
Weekly Lessons: Tuesday's 6:30-8:30pm (in-class/ Zoom)
Three-Four Mandatory Field Days per Month: 2-5 hr scheduled work sessions at different local farms and greenhouses to learn hands-on farm training throughout Alaska’s growing season.
There will be optional field days each month to provide more opportunities to gain additional skills.
*Transportation to and from field visits will be provided.
*Build meaningful connections with ten local partner farms.
*Develop marketable skills in agriculture, specific to Interior Alaska.
*Certificate awarded on behalf of the Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District, upon completion of the course.
*Apprentices must reside in the Fairbanks North Star Borough.
Check back next year to apply!
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