Training course: Garden Student Program
Place: East Troy, Wisconsin, USA
Training language: English
Dates: Full-time: February 1 - October 31; short terms also available.
Duration: 9 months
Cost: Full-term: $4,850 for tuition and housing
Funding: Financial Assistance available for full-tim students only.
Target groups and admission requirements: Must have a strong desire to learn. The physical capability to work daily in a rigorous garden setting is desired. Potential students that have interest to pursue a career in an agricultural vocation are given priority. We do not sponsor foreign students.
Training objectives: The Garden Student Programís goal is to promote enlivened knowledge through practical training in biodynamic and sustainable agricultural.
Training program: The Foundation Year is an exploration into biodynamic and organic agriculture through theoretical and experiential learning building on core competencies and skills and agro-ecological literacy.
The Foundation Year prepares students for the challenges of farming, broadens awareness into issues of sustainable agriculture today and penetrates the human spirit with enlivened knowledge.
This 9-month immersion program includes a pre-season two-month agricultural studies series, cooperative instruction with area farmers, regional farm tours, project development and on-site CSA management and responsibility. Each student will receive a core competency and skills evaluation.
Opportunities that offer a low-risk environment to incubate future organic farmers with land, mentorship, and equipment so they can generate equity while developing a thriving business also available.
Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
PO Box 990
East Troy, Wisconsin 53120
Phone: (262) 642-3303, ext. 117
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