Glynwood Center + Various
Glynwood’s mission is to ensure the Hudson Valley is a region defined by food, where farming thrives. Visit participating HVA mentor farmer websites to learn more about these mentors and their farms. 2024 HVA Mentors *MAY* include: Choy Division (Chester NY), Ecological Citizen's Project at Longhaul Farm (Garrison NY), Four Corners Community Farm (Red Hook NY), Maple View Farm (Poughquag NY), Phillies Bridge Farm Project (New Paltz NY), and/or Rise & Root (Chester NY).
The Hudson Valley Apprenticeship (HVA) is a decentralized apprenticeship program with farms in Columbia, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, and Ulster counties serving as farm mentors for participating apprentices. Apprentices will gain a solid foundation in the principles and practices of sustainable small-scale vegetable production through a combination of hands-on learning, in-field mentoring, and classroom-based education in the following areas:
- Antiracism & equity
- Business & financial management
- Compassionate communications
- Cover cropping & crop rotation
- Farm safety and first aid
- Pest & disease management
- Soil science & testing
- Tractor safety & small engines
Compensation, which varies by farm, is minimum wage or higher, with hourly compensation of $20/hour for classroom trainings. Some participating farms provide housing.
Click here for the Hudson Valley Apprenticeship posting and to submit an application to all participating HVA farm mentors. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP, or no later than January 31, 2023.