Training course: Organic Farming Certificate Program
Place: Lansing / East Lansing Michigan, USA
Training language: English
Dates: Program is 1 year long, plus an internship. Program begins annually at the beginning of January and goes through mid-December.
Duration: 1 year, plus 3-4 month internship
Cost: US - roughly $12,000 (depending on needed credits) - cheaper option is available if taken not for credit
Funding: Financial aid, other scholarships are available
Target groups and admission requirements: New farmers, people who want to do urban agriculture, people with experience as farm laborers but who want to own / run their own farm.
Training program: Hands on operation of our 10 - acre farm, classroom work, working in teams, operation of passive solar greenhouses, management of CSA program and farm stand, 25 farm visits, marketing and organic certification
- To train new farmers
- To learn to "think like a farmer"
- To built the skills necessary to operate a year round cold-climate CSA and market farm
- Learn the basics of small scale organic production
- To learn to operate year round passive solar greenhouses
Corie Pierce - Farm Manager, Program Coordinator
Michigan State University, Student Organic Farm, 430A Plant and Soil Science Building, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Tel: 517-355-5191 ext 1411