Resources for Farmers

We’re so happy you’ve decided to host a farm apprentice, and we’re here to help you along the way! Is your farm…


  • actively engaged in the Southern Appalachian community,
  • using organic and/or sustainable production methods (certifications are not required), and
  • dedicated to training new farmers by providing education as a pinnacle element of your apprenticeship program?

We are not accepting new applications at this time.

OGS Farmer Programs are made possible by our farmer network and our funding partners: Blooming Prairie Foundation, Community Foundation of WNC, CLIF Bar Family Foundation, Cornell Douglas Foundation, Harry Chapin Foundation, New Visions Foundation, Patagonia, Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, UNFI Foundation, Walnut Cove Members Association, WNC Bridge Foundation, and USDA-NIFA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Award #2021-70033-35717. Our Growth Partners (year-round program support) are: Carolina Farm Credit, Buchi,  Living Web Farms, and Gaia Herbs. Our Media Sponsors are WNCW, Asheville FM and Blue Ridge Public Radio.

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