There are several options for aspiring farmers to gain the practical, hands-on knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in farming, including farm internships, certificate programs and farm-based university programs. On this page you will find a list of local and regional internship opportunities and training programs as well as scholarships and other financial options.
High School Programs
- Placer High School Future Farmers of America, Placer County
- Colfax School District Future Farmers of America, Placer County
- Del Oro High School Agriculture Department, Placer County
- Nevada Union Agriculture Department, Nevada County
- Bear River High School Agriculture Department, Nevada County
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College & University Programs
Many colleges and universities around the country offer programs in sustainable agriculture. The following list is not an exhaustive list, but contains a number of highly respected programs.
Sustainable Agriculture Programs in California.
Sustainable Agriculture Programs outside of California.
There are a number of scholarship opportunities available for those pursuing agriculture in universities or in the fields. Click here for a list of some of these available scholarships. Please note that this list is not comprehensive.
Also, California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo) offers a range of scholarships with agriculture related fields. Click here to view these.