This application process requires references.
Please provide references from both consumers of your farm products and previous employees of your farm (if you wish to be listed on Apprentice Link.) If your farms’ timeline does not allow submission of references, (i.e. you are in your first year offering apprenticeships, or your first year growing things for the public) we absolutely understand and by no means want to exclude farms that fall under this category. Please note this in your application.
You only have to fill out the application once, but it may take up to 45 minutes to fill out.
You can return to it within 30 days to continue the application process; just indicate you would like to “Save & Continue” at the bottom of the form. Only completed applications will be processed. You will be contacted to update your listing every year by the Farmer Programs team. We will ask you to report on your hiring status twice per year, and will ask for new references every other year.
Information provided will be included on the Apprentice Link and/or Farm Network public listings unless otherwise indicated
This application and all contact information will be submitted to the Organic Growers School and is subject to review. If your application is accepted (which requires review by OGS as well as responses from your provided references), you will receive an email letting you know that your listing will be posted.
OGS Farmer Programs are made possible by our farmer network and our funding partners: USDA-NIFA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, Grant #2016-70017-25341, USDA Rural Business Development Program, Community Foundation of WNC, Polk County Community Foundation, CLIF Bar Family Foundation Our Growth Partners (year-round program support) are: Carolina Farm Credit, Earth Tools, Biltmore Company, Buchi, Living Web Farms, and Chelsea Green Publishing. Our Media Sponsors are Hendersonville Community Co-op, and WNCW.