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.



  • 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.



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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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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