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A New Direction

In Apprenticing & Partnering, My Farming Experiences by James1 Comment

This is my second post in the past eight months.  I have just finished an eight-month apprenticeship  on a pastured meat farm. A lot happened, but I can’t recap everything so I’ll try to condense it into a digestible amount.  The past eight months have been a major life changer. Going into the apprenticeship there were many unknowns and lots of …

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On Being an Apprentice: 3 Months In

In Apprenticing & Partnering, MY ARTICLES, My Farming Experiences by James11 Comments

Three months into my apprenticeship at Shady Grove Ranch I’m finally going to publish something, I shouldn’t say “write something” because I’ve been pecking away at this post for… three months. Aside from chipping away at this post I’ve mainly been “drinking from a fire hose” as Matt, my mentor, and head farmer at Shady Grove Ranch told me one …

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WWOOF – Get Experience Farming around the World

In Apprenticing & Partnering by James0 Comments

WWOOF stands for World Wide Opportunities On Organic Farms. I got my first farming experience through WWOOF Korea and I’m very grateful the program exists, otherwise it would have been very difficult to get started the way I did. WWOOF is as the title suggests world wide. Typically a WWOOF farm host will take a wannabe farmer or anyone interesting …

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Eager Farmer Interview

In Apprenticing & Partnering by James4 Comments

If you are a wannabe farmer like me and you want to start farming you’re going to need two primary things: a teacher and a place to learn. Eager Farmer provides access to both of these in an unparalleled way at the moment. I contacted Sheri Salatin of the acclaimed Polyface Farms and founder of Eager Farmer and asked if she would …

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N.S.A.I.S – Internships & Apprenticeships

In Apprenticing & Partnering by James0 Comments

This directory of on-the-job learning opportunities in sustainable and organic agriculture has been published since 1989 as a tool to help farmers and apprentices connect with each other. It is available for farms in the U.S and its territories. (there are a few in Canada and the Caribbean as well) Anyone can browse the listings for free. As a subscriber, you can maintain …

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Backdoor Jobs – Farming

In Apprenticing & Partnering by James0 Comments

In a world focused on technology and getting ahead at all costs, it might be time to look at life in a different way and focus on what’s really important. This channel is virtually about the simple life and living more sustainably and organically! It’s for those who want to transform their world into something completely different—learning to become more …

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Eager Farmer

In Apprenticing & Partnering by James0 Comments

Our mission is to establish connections, kick-start partnerships and encourage healthy agricultural landscapes that span the generations. Are you looking for an intern or apprentice? Are you needing a farm manager? Are you in need of part-time or full-time farm workers? Do you want to intern at a farm? Do you have farming experience and would like to partner with …