Growing Farmers Initiative
One-third of American farmers are over retirement age; only 6% are under age 35. Our Growing Farmers Initiative helps beginning farmers succeed.
Resources and Opportunities
Learn and practice agroecology and help create a healthy and sustainable food system
Watch technical tutorials, hear from experts, and hone your craft
This winter, Stone Barns will offer a week-long, immersive program for young farmers looking to advance their entrepreneurial skills. Apply today!
Young Farmers Conference
Applications for the 2018 Young Farmers Conference are now open! Apply by Oct 12.
2/3 of our apprentices are still working in agriculture
Where Are They Now?
This year he landed back in the pasture as shepherd/flock manager at Lowland Farm, in Warwick, N.Y., where he lives on and manages an 80-acre parcel where the sheep graze. Read more
On a half-acre just outside the Boulder city limits, with “a clear view of the Flatirons against the Front Range,” Krisan now runs a diversified vegetable farm, modeled in large part after the systems she worked with at Stone Barns. Read more
In 2014, Jason, who hails from Manhattan, returned to Stone Barns as our Field Crop Manager and Variety Trial Manager. His enthusiasm for every new type of vegetable trialed, tested and tasted is contagious. Read more