Are you interested in becoming a small scale organic farmer? Are you currently farming but want more training to grow year round? AFSC has openings in the year long, farmer to farmer training program in Espanola, NM.
Training is led by experienced organic farmers Don Bustos, Patrick Jaramillo, and Charles Talachy using a hands-on approach, 3 days/week.
The newspaper Las Cruces Sun reports on the farm project with the American Friends Service Committee and the Anthony Water & Sanitation District. "Anthony Youth Farm was their second chance. Perez says he never would have finished high school and Dominguez says she would have dropped out if they hadn't found their passion there."
Don Bustos, co-director of the American Friends Service Committee and organic farmer, was honored to be part of a small group of elder organic farmers brought together in California to discuss the evolution of organic farming in the last few decades and the future of organic farming. This gathering was featured in the New York Times and the Washington Post.
Recently the AFSC New Mexico program hosted the annual conference of USDA CFP grantees. AFSC NM is a grantee and was happy to show its work to other grantees from around the country and learn about their work.
AFSC New Mexico staff and AFSC trained farmers hosted a tour of their USDA funded work, the Agri-Cultura Network. Here is one tour participants' blog about that tour:
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