COCKEYSVILLE, Md. — Our Beginner Farmer Training Program (BFTP) is now accepting applications for the 2020 training season! The BFTP provides a FREE, year-long immersive training experience that combines a comprehensive classroom curriculum with hands-on learning at Chesapeake region farms that employ practices that are profitable, protect land and water, and build healthy communities.
We offer 3 levels of training, designed to meet the needs of new farmers at different stages, from entry-level to advanced. The program has built-in scheduling flexibility and is open to beginning farmers in MD, VA, DE—including the Delmarva Peninsula—and DC, WV, and PA.
Trainees receive a host of additional benefits:
- Free admission to our popular winter conference
- Free admission to our year-round field days at innovative farms
- Access to a supportive network of new and experienced farmers
- FHCASA membership
- and more!
Applications are due October 15, 2019.
–Future Harvest CASA