As farmers we are often dealing with the cycles of life and death—the seasons, different types of growing situations, the vicissitudes of weather, etc. For those of us who are integrating animals into our farming systems, the question becomes: how do we consciously and compassionately deal with the cycle of life and death?
Organic Growers School launched the WNC Farm Beginnings® Farmer Training, a year-long, comprehensive farmer training program in late October, 2015 to a full house of 14 farms and 24 farmers.
I am considering a career in farming. How can I find farm work on a WNC organic farm? In looking for a farm, geography and climate are important, particularly with organic growing. In WNC we have pests and disease that are rare on the coast, for example.