ProFarmer Training Program
The ProFarmer Program is a multi-year, salaried, residential training program for those with farming experience who aspire to obtain professional farm management positions or to own and operate their own farm enterprises in the Hudson Valley.
Recognizing that many ProFarmer trainees will need to continue to support themselves and their dependents during the program, and that the program activities will not allow time for outside employment, each ProFarmer trainee selected for admission into the program will be hired as a full-time, year-round employee of the Farm Hub, receiving a full-time salary with full benefits, as well as the option of free, modest housing in the Farm Hub residences.
ProFarmers work alongside our experienced farm staff in a participatory and collaborative learning environment.
Core areas of training include
- Ecological farming practices
- Agricultural and mechanical technical skills
- Small business skills and leadership development
Here, ProFarmers can attain high quality technical skills, knowledge of the Hudson Valley food system, strong relationships with colleagues within and off the farm, leadership and communication skills, business skills and expertise, and deep experience with equitable and ecologically regenerative farming practices.