Farmer Training

Horn Farm Interns 2016

In a food economy that favors large and industrialized farming, it can be challenging to successfully start a small, sustainable farm. Equipping, supporting, and educating aspiring farmers is at the core of the Incubator Farm Project. The project is structured to bridge the gap between a farmer’s current knowledge and the knowledge necessary to create and sustain a profitable small farm business. This program is designed for those with two or more years of farming experience.

The Farming Internship is a part-time, hands-on training program for people with 0 to 2 years of farm or gardening experience. The program provides foundational knowledge and practical skills for those interested in small-scale, intensive, organic vegetable and permaculture-based production methods. This program will be valuable and suitable for anyone interested in exploring a future in small-scale vegetable production as well as anyone interested in learning growing skills for the purpose of homesteading, gardening, and feeding themselves and their community.

Direct questions to Education Director, Jon Darby. Jon can be reached via email at educationdirector@hornfarmcenter.org or by text/phone (717) 332-8710.