Level 2: On Farm Training

Level 2 is the flagship level of our program, founded by Jack and Beckie Gurley and Cathy Tipper in 2009. This level requires the greatest time commitment from trainees, requiring 200 hours of on farm training with one of our training farm partners. Trainees must also submit a business plan. This level is a great fit for folks who have started their own farm, are managing someone else’s farm or are actively pursuing their own farming project.

Below is our current list of training farms that provide on-farm learning opportunities for Level 2 trainees.  If you are interested in our Beginner Farmer Training Program and do not see a farm located near you, we still encourage you to apply, as we may be able to bring on a nearby farm to work with you

If you are interested in becoming a training farm, please review our BFTP Trainer Requirements. To receive an application or more information about the program, please contact us at: BFTP@futureharvest.org.  We look forward to hearing from yo

Calvert Farm

Rising Sun, MD

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Plantmasters

Montgomery County, MD

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Clagett Farm

Upper Marlboro, MD

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Deep Roots Farm

Upper Marlboro, MD

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Vanguard Ranch

Gordonsville, VA

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Penn Farm

New Castle, DE

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Carter Farms

Orange County, VA

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JWR Farm

Germantown, MD

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Helen’s Garden

Owings Mills and Stevenson, MD

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