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.

 

Apprentices learn about greenhouse management at Eagle Point FarmApril 11th, 2014

The Seed Farm apprentices joined other enthusiastic new farmers to learn about greenhouse management at Eagle Point Farm in Kutztown PA this week. They learned about how important it is to moderate te

Lessons From Exploring the Small Farm DreamApril 9th, 2014

Have you ever asked yourself, “Is farming right for me?” Are you currently working on a farm or have aspirations to start your own agriculture enterprise? Twenty-eight participants of Penn

Seed Farm Apprentice Graduates are Ready for Next Year with Farm Plans in HandFebruary 16th, 2014

Seed Farm Apprentices graduated from the Penn State’s Vegetable Business Planner with complete farm plans this winter and are busy planning for farm start-up in 2014. Farming is a complicated ca

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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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