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.

 

Farm to Table DinnerApril 7th, 2015

Thank you to all who joined us for The Seed Farm's 2014 Farm-to-Table Dinner and Auction! We look forward to seeing you at our 5th annual Dinner and Auction on Saturday, October 3, 2015. Photos f

PressApril 7th, 2015

April 2015: The Seed Farm, along with many of our graduates, were photographed and/or profiled in Lehigh Valley Style's feature article, "Growing Our Next Crop of Farmers". March 25, 2015: The Reading

New Farmer TrainingApril 3rd, 2015

Seed Farm apprentices take part in a 9-month program designed to train new farmers in all aspects of managing a diversified vegetable farm. Apprentices are given decision-making responsibility for our

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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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