Agroforestry Farmer Apprenticeship Program
In summer 2019, the Savanna Institute is launching the first season of our Agroforestry Farmer Apprenticeship Program! Each apprentice will spend 10 weeks on the farm of a mentor agroforestry farmer, with part- to full-time employment throughout the period. On the farm, apprentices will learn about perennial crop establishment, management, and harvest; farm planning and decision-making; equipment maintenance; product marketing; farm/tree finance, and more!
Start Date: May-June, flexible
Location: Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, or Iowa
Program Length: 10 weeks
Program Fee: $0
Room and Board: Depends on host farm
Compensation: Mentors are highly encouraged to pay apprentices $10/hour, however it may vary among host farms.
In addition to the on-farm training, apprentices will have access to:
This program was born out of the call to provide crucial training for the next generation of agroforestry farmers as well as recognition of the barriers farmers of color, women, and limited-wealth farmers have in accessing these resources and expertise in particular. All are welcome, but we highly encourage self-identifying people of color, women, and limited wealth farmers to apply!
APPLY HERE by MARCH 1, 2019
Limited spots exist for the 2019 season, so rolling admission may occur - apply early!
Contact Jess Robinson, Education Program Manager, with any questions regarding the application process or the program (email@example.com).