Beginning Farmer Training Program
Visits to regional farms are a regular part of the curriculum. Classes visit some organic farms, whether certified or not, as well as conventional farms, to learn different ways of farming. Each individual decides how they want to farm. Certainly no one can learn everything about farming in seven months, but that's the beauty of the California Farm Academy program.
The curriculum is designed to provide the next generation of motivated, hard-working farm entrepreneurs with the support and connections they need to contribute to the $20 billion specialty crop industry in California.