Every year, Growing Growers helps organize apprenticeships on farms that sell food in the Kansas City metropolitan area (including Lawrence, KS). Farm apprentices work on a local farm to get first-hand, practical experience. They attend monthly workshops and receive direct one-on-one training from their farmer. The apprenticeships are both paid and volunteer. There is a first year apprenticeship that provides a broad overview of farming, and a second year program that emphasizes more advanced farm management skills.
Growing Growers has extended the deadline to apply for the 2012 Apprenticeship Program. The deadline is April 9. To apply, visit www.growinggrowers.org.