Friday, January 20, 2012

Growing Growers Apprenticeships

Growing Growers is a collaborative effort of K-State Research and Extension, University of Missouri Extension, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension, the Kansas City Food Circle, the Kansas Rural Center and Cultivate KC. Our goal is to provide training and educational opportunities to current farmers and to help new growers get started. We focus on sustainable vegetable production, but also work with other types of producers.

If you or someone you know currently farms, or if you are considering farming in the future, Growing Growers offers several options to help you learn and connect with other growers and resources:

* Our Apprenticeship program is a great opportunity for aspiring growers to get training and on-farm experience.
* Our Workshop Series covers many aspects of market farming and often includes farm tours where concepts can be seen in action. Workshops are open to the public and suitable for experienced, new or aspiring growers.

* Our Email Listserv is a great way to connect to others interested in sustainable agriculture and local foods.
The deadline to apply for the 2012 Apprenticeship Program is March 10th, but early application is strongly recommended, as apprenticeship slots fill up quickly. As of today, both paid and volunteer apprenticeships are still available on several area farms. No experience in farming or growing in necessary, but a willingness and ability to work hard and learn "on the fly" is required!

If you or someone you know is considering farming, or wants more information on Growing Growers, please check out our newly updated website at for more information on our apprenticeship program, a list of potential host farms, our workshop series and email listserv.

Laura Christensen
Growing Growers Training Program
(816) 805-0362

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