See below for a pasted-in flier on the MSU Student organic farm
apprenticeship program
Apologies for cross listings
It's Finally Here!
Organic Farming Apprenticeship and Course Work
For University Credit

Student Organic Farm - Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan

* One year (40 credits) of course work and experience operating a
certified organic, 10 acre four season farm 
* 7 acres of field production, 10,000 sq ft of unheated greenhouses and
4000 sq ft of heated greenhouses 
* Production of fresh vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers for 50
membership 48 week CSA and a summer farm stand
* Management of 2/3 acre permaculture (native, edible forest garden)
* Honey bees and free-range laying hens on site

The certificate program is administered through the Horticulture
Department and the Agriculture Technology Institute.
Housing is available in Spartan Sustainable Village apartments on
campus.  Financial aid and health care are available.

Starting January 2007 for one year on campus
plus an on-farm or community garden based internship

A group of 10-15 students who are passionate about organic farming and
food systems, taking classes and working together as a team.  From this
program, graduates will prepare themselves for a future career in
organic farming, food security projects, farm to school, organic
agriculture education, community garden projects, the Peace Corps, and

Contact Corie Pierce at [log in to unmask] 
Call 517-355-5191 then dial 1 and ext. 411 for an application or more
   Ask us about the availability of our on-line courses you may be able
to take for credit while still at your current school.
      Please share this announcement with your friends - they'll thank

David S. Conner, Ph.D.
Agricultural Economist
C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems
303 Natural Resources Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1222
(517) 353-1914
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