Farm location: 5854 Vera Cruz Road, Emmaus, PA 18049 Google Map 610-391-9583 ext. 16
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Overview

New Farmer Training and Agricultural Business Incubation

The Seed Farm offers a new farmer training program and agricultural business incubator, in partnership with Penn State Extension's Start Farming program and Lehigh County.

New farmers take part in a 9-month intensive training program that features both formal coursework and hands-on training in all aspects of running an agricultural business. Our apprentices gain real-world farm management experience through The Seed Farm's unique combination of decision making responsibility, tractor training, marketing experience, and business plan creation.

After graduating from our training program, apprentices may apply for the opportunity to launch their own farms on the incubator portion of the Seed Farm. There they will produce and market their own products, while having access to land, equipment and infrastructure at reduced rates. Farm Stewards will also receive continued guidance from experienced local farm mentors and our Farm Manager/Educator.

 

Equipment Demo Day 8-6 **FREE** for farm apprenticesJuly 29th, 2014

Scaling Up: Increasing Profits by Increasing Efficiencies, Product Quality and Safety and Adding Farm to Institution Sales. on 10/23/2014July 28th, 2014

Can our local farms meet the growing demand for local food?  In the Lehigh Valley three million dollars of additional production are needed for the needs of institutional sales alone. Join us for

Open Farm Day for Prospective Apprentices on 9/13/2014June 25th, 2014

  Interested in The Seed Farm\'s new farmer training program? Here is your chance to tour the farm, meet our Farm Manager and staff, and talk with current participants about the program. Four tim

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Farm Address:
5854 Vera Cruz Rd Emmaus, PA 18049

Mailing Address:
Lehigh County Ag Center 4184 Dorney Park Road Suite107 Allentown, PA, 18104

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