Technical Assistance for Ag Apprentice Programs
We are able to offer one free hour of technical assistance to apprentice program staff from around the country. This is a great opportunity for you to ask questions or receive feedback about your beginning or established ag apprentice program by speaking with one of our established apprenticeship TA providers listed below.
To get started with this process, fill out the form HERE. One of our staff members will be in touch to set up an introductory phone call.
AgALN TA Providers
The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), formed in 1971, is the oldest and largest state organic organization in the country. MOFGA is a broad-based community that educates about and advocates for organic agriculture, illuminating its interdependence with a healthy environment, local food production, and thriving communities. MOFGA's Farm Apprenticeship program connects people wanting to learn organic farming with experienced farmers willing to share their expertise. The typical arrangement involves an exchange of labor for room, board, a stipend, and informal, intensive training and experience in farming.In addition to the individual farm experience, MOFGA offers many opportunities throughout the year for apprentice networking and supplemental learning, including the Farm Training Project series of farm tours, and several day-long and multi-day educational events.
Vilicus Farms is a first generation, nationally recognized organic, dryland crop farm located in northern Hill County, Montana. Established in 2009, Vilicus Farms grows a diverse array of heirloom and specialty grains, pulse, oilseed and broadleaf crops within a 7+year rotation on approximately 7,400 acres. Land stewardship at the core of a farm system focused on soil building, and conservation. The Vilicus Farms apprenticeships are unique training and mentoring programs that immerse highly motivated professionals in organic farm operation and management. Opportunities are matched to the individuals existing farming experience and future vision. Apprenticeships are a journey that culminates in a career as a highly skilled and valued farm team member or farm/enterprise manager at Vilicus Farms or on another operation. Launching as an independent farm owner/operator is also a possibility with additional curriculum and on-farm training.