New Organic Farmers Managerial Training & Farm Acquisition Program

Free 3-year managerial training program for "New Beginning" farmers.

A Learn by Doing and Farm Down-Payment Program

The New Organic Farmers Managerial Training & Farm Acquisition Program helps individuals who want to learn how to manage and operate an organic farm in the United States.

Up to $30,000 in funds, from the sale of the produce you grow during your training program, will be set aside for your down-payment for the purchase of your own farm upon completion of the 3-year program.

We also help with marketing your farm through the Organic Farmers Network (TM) for the sale of your produce directly to consumers, restauranters, and retailers.

 

NEW FARMERS WILL LEARN

  • Raw land preparation for farming.
  • Soil regeneration through compost initiatives for continuous crop growth.
  • Agronomy on multiple and varied terrains. 
  • High tunnel procurement, setup, and cultivation.
  • Rain capture, water management, and cost controls. 
  • Seasonal planting and harvesting.
  • Crop irrigation, rotation, and continuous planting.
  • Natural and safe pest control.
  • Biodiversity
  • Animal and livestock care and waste management (for compost).
  • Human and animal waste compost management and table scraps landfill prevention.
  • Land, facility, and team management.
  • Farm accounting and marketing.
  • CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program operations.
  • Agriculture for product production and alternative activities to ensure your farm is productive and profitable.
  • Market crops hedging.
  • Farm selection and financing.
  • USDA agriculture and forestry programs.

 

SERVICES & AREA

Who can participate?

  • The on-farm program is open to anyone
  • The USDA sponsored program is limited to American Citizens who are Veterans, Underserved Americans, or High School Students.

 

What is the time commitment?

  • 3-Years, from March 2024 to November 2026
  • The farm is closed for seasonal production from December 1st to March 1st
  • Planting and Harvest - All day for 4 to 6 weeks
  • Non-Planting and Harvest Days - Sunrise to Noon - 3-days per week 

 

Location of the On-Farm Managerial Training Program

Haven Organic Farms

92 Jarrett Lane
Rockwood, IL 62280
phone: (618) 366-9556
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APPLICATION

Complete the registration form today for the 2024-2027 program. 30-Participants will be selected for the On-Farm Managerial Training Program.

Complete the Application for: New Organic Farmers Managerial Training & Farm Acquisition Program
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