Agrarian Apprenticeship: Growing the Next Generation of Ranchers and Farmers

Publication
Farming, Workforce

Year of Publication:

2016

Authors:

Virginie Pointeau, Julie Sullivan, Sarah Wentzel-Fisher


For the last year, the New Agrarian Program has delved deep into the state of agricultural apprenticeship in the US as part of a Thornburg Foundation funded research project. The culmination of this work is a 120+ page book detailing our findings, profiling apprenticeship programs around the US, and a guide to starting an apprenticeship on your ranch or farm. In 2015, the New Agrarian Program launched a national dialogue among agricultural apprenticeship programs in order to foster systemic improvements in agricultural education and practice and to encourage the development of new programs of a consistently high quality. Initial research included in-depth analysis of apprenticeship programs, follow-up interviews, and site visits to diverse regions and regenerative agricultural operations. This work has culminated in Agrarian Apprenticeship. We hope you enjoy reading it, and using it as a resource.  The digital edition is available for free online here, you can download a PDF, or you can order a hard copy for $30. The print edition is a limited run, so reserve a copy today by emailing virginie@quiviracoalition.org

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