Beginning Farm and Ranch Management Apprenticeship

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Advance your agriculture career while getting paid to learn! 

The Beginning Farm and Ranch Management Apprenticeship, a program of the Center for Land-Based Learning, trains individuals for farm management jobs by providing practical experience, valuable skills, and connections to a mentor that will allow you to gain more responsibility on a farm and move into a management role.

The program lasts approximately two years and combines paid on-the-job training with job-related instruction, providing a structured way to gain skills and knowledge. Apprentices work full-time on a production farm with a farmer mentor, gaining experience in the major areas needed to manage a successful farm, and also complete coursework to support their on-farm learning.

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Farming experience is not required for this position, but is highly encouraged; applicants with agriculture experience (and/or other transferable skills) will have more competitive applications. Apprentices must be age 18 or older, be eligible to work in the United States, have a high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent, and have a valid U.S. Driver’s License.

The Beginning Farm and Ranch Management Apprenticeship is a Veterans Administration-approved training program; eligible veterans may receive their VA education assistance benefits to supplement their apprenticeship wages.

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