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So you wanna be a farmer…   or farm a different way?

The best ways to learning how to farm is to gain experience by working on a farm, participating in an internship or apprenticeship program, or leasing land on a farm incubator. If you are not able to do that at this time in your life, consider visiting as many farms as you can on farm tours. In addition, workshops, conferences, farm schools, and short courses can also provide valuable information, perspective, and resources to ground the development of your farm aspirations.

Farm Employment

NC FarmLink

Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture Labor Link

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association Job Board

Apprenticeships

Center for Environmental Farming Systems Apprenticeships

ATTRA Internship Listing (Filter by state)

Farm incubators

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s Lomax Farm Concord NC

Breeze Farm Orange County NC

Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy Asheville, NC

Good Hope Farm Cary, NC

Patterson School Foundation Incubator Program Caldwell County, NC

Golden Organic Farm Pinetops, NC

Piedmont Community College Caswell County, NC

MICDC Incubator Forsyth County, NC

FIG Farm Boone, NC

Veterans Farm of NC Cameron, NC

Farm Schools

NC Farm School

Organic Growers School – Farm Beginnings

Workshops & Conferences

Check N.C. Cooperative Extension for events near you. (google nc ces (your county))

ASAP Business of Farming Conference

Center for Environmental Farming Systems Workshops

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association Event List

Farm Tours

ASAP Farm Tour (ASAP)

Piedmont Farm Tour (CFSA)