Mar 10 - Oct 10, 2021
Growing Veteran Agripreneurs
This beginning farmer training program is designed for veterans interested in pursuing careers in small-scale
agriculture. The program runs March 10 to October 10, 2021.
Application and registration are due: March 5, 2021.
Participants will gain theoretical and practical knowledge through classes, local farm tours and one-on-one mentoring.
Activities cover all phases of a farming season including cultivation, direct seeding, transplanting & harvesting.
- Part 1: 'Exploring the Small Farm Dream'. Taught on line in March, is a beginning farmer 3-class training. The aim of this course is to assist those considering a small-scale commercial farming operation learn what it takes to start and manage a farm business.
- Part 2: Site Visits. The GVA coordinator will visit your property three times over the course of the season, offering advice and feedback, and providing resources to help move your farming operation forward.
- Part 3: Classes and Tours. Beginning in April, GVA participants will attend a total of fifteen farm tours and classes at diversified, successful commercial operations in Southern Oregon
- Part 4: Monthly Check-in Calls. The GVA coordinators will facilitate monthly zoom calls with the GVA cohort to debrief classes attended, discuss site visits and answer questions.
To complete an application and read more information, visit the program webpage.