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Note: The Sustainable Farming Certificate Program will not be offered in 2014.

Sustainable Farming Courses & Certificate Program


Thinking about farming as a part-time or full-time livelihood? Looking for a solid introduction to organic farming principles, practices and business opportunities? Get some practical training from Groundswell's experienced Mentor Farmers!

For a well-rounded, in-depth immersion in organic crop and livestock production training, consider Groundswell's...

100-Hour Sustainable Farming Certificate Program

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Tuition Support Available!

2013 Sustainable Farming Courses

Groundswell's Sustainable Farming Courses provide practical training in small-scale, commercial organic farming systems and expose trainees to a variety of successful small farm management models. Courses are geared for beginning and aspiring commercial farmers. Our basic level courses are also valuable for serious homesteaders, agricultural science students, educators, and others who need to deepen their knowledge of sustainable production practices and gain a realistic understanding of the opportunities and challenges involved in small-scale farming. Our advanced-level "Intensives" are geared for farmers with at least two years of production experience.Click on the course you're interested in to see session schedule and costs:

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COMING IN 2014: Organic Orchard Practicum
9 sessions, January - October 2014. Tuition TBA.

Got questions? Send an email to info@groundswellcenter.org or call us at 607-319-5095.

Groundswell’s Sustainable Farming Courses are supported in part by USDA's Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Grant #2010-49400-21799.