Traditionally, farming knowledge was passed down from generation to generation. Today, many young people entering the field did not grow up on farms and are eager to learn directly from seasoned farmers. Stone Barns Center makes this possible for new farmers, offering paid, full-time, nine-month apprenticeships to young people who are committed to working the land.

Farm apprentices are given real responsibilities and gain practical knowledge of farming in an agroecological system. Stone Barns Center’s apprenticeship program provides an opportunity for individuals with a dedication to sustainable food production to gain in-depth farm experience and training. This program has been developed to offer a full-time, comprehensive view of our intensive operation, and for each apprentice to become skilled in the practices of agroecology.

Apprenticeship applications for the 2018 season are now open! Click here to apply.

To view 2017 apprenticeship descriptions, click here.

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