Curriculum & Schedule
Components of the Program:
Components spread out over 12 months (November 2021 – October 2022)
2 Webinars: January & February 2022 (2 day trainings)
- Holistic Financial Planning
- Advanced Enterprise Development
Other topics may be selected based on cohort interests.
Benefits of Program:
- Work with an Experienced Farmer Mentor one-on-one
- CRAFT Farmer Network Membership
- Identify & connect with Regional resource providers (lenders, small business centers)
- Every-other-month virtual cohort meetings
April–October—CRAFT Farm Tours
Participants can attend 10 farm tours hosted by CRAFT farm members. Topics change each year and cover practices like cover crops, vegetable production, livestock, marketing, production planning, and more.
For questions, please contact our Director of Programs & Human Resources, Nicole DelCogliano, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Foundation. 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.