Applications for the 2016 California Farm Academy (CFA) class are due this Monday, December 7th!
CFA is a training program that helps beginning farmers meet their farming goals and start their own farm business.
CA Farm Academy trains beginning farmers in all aspects of agricultural production through field work, business planning, classes, and farm visits to give participants a solid foundation in what they need to know to start farming. Topics covered include crop planning, soil, pest management, equipment, marketing, business planning, financing, food safety, and more. At the close of the program each student will have completed a farm business plan. Additionally, qualified graduates will have the opportunity to join the CFA Incubator Program and lease farmland to help launch their own farming operation.
CFA is a 7 month program of the Center for Land-Based Learning in Winters, CA, which meets February through September. Class times are designed to accommodate work schedules, with classes meeting and early evenings and two weekends per month.
For more information and an application to CFA, see www.californiafarmacademy.org.
If you have questions, pleaseemail or call.
Maureen Thompson, CFA Farm Program Manager
Breanne Wroughton, CFA Program Assistant