Farm Crew Launches April 18th – Incredible Educational Opportunities for Farmers Still Available!

The Farm Institute is excited to announce the launch of it’s newest program, Farm Crew!  Designed to provide on-the-job training to aspiring farmers, Farm Crew will work in close collaboration with the vibrant farming community of Nevada County to grow the skills of our future farmers.  Farm Crew members spend a portion of their week working for Farm Crew host-farms while attending an advanced Production Skills Course hosted by Sierra Harvest.  Our course is taught almost exclusively by farmers on real, working farms!  Every other week (alternating with the classes) the Farm Crew cohort will gather as a community to decompress, connect, celebrate and support one-another.  We’re always looking for fun places to visit and refreshing activities to do during this social time and we welcome your suggestions!

While the full Farm Crew program includes placement into a job on a host farm, classes, community

Maisie Ganz, of Soil Sisters organic flower farm in Nevada City.

connection and individualized support from our Education Coordinator, anyone working on a farm in Nevada County is welcome to join Farm Crew for the classes and community component.  We have a few spots left for the Production Skills classes so please share this opportunity with aspiring farmers who are looking to enhance their agricultural education this season.  You will learn from our local farmers at Riverhill, First Rain, Sweet Roots, Foothill Roots, Organic Ag, Super Tuber, Starbright Acres and more! For more information, get in touch with