Deadline to apply: October 16, 2020
Our Beginner Farmer Training Program (BFTP) is now accepting applications for the 2021 training season! The BFTP provides a FREE, year-long immersive training experience that combines a comprehensive classroom curriculum with hands-on learning at Chesapeake region farms that employ practices that are profitable, protect land and water, and build healthy communities.
We offer 3 levels of training, designed to meet the needs of new farmers at different stages, from entry-level to advanced. The program has built-in scheduling flexibility and is open to beginning farmers in MD, VA, DE - including the Delmarva Peninsula - and DC, WV, and PA.