A Center for Sustainable Agriculture Initiative
Program Application and Qualification Criteria
Below are some guidelines for target participants. Youth engaged in agriculture are encouraged to apply.
The program is set to begin January 2013. Click below to download a short form as a pre-application, and we will contact you when slots become available in Fall 2012
Applicants who meet the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Youth ages 14-21 who have experience or a strong interest in agriculture
- Young farmers from households meeting the USDA definition of limited resource household, socially disadvantaged or are at-risk
- Youth who have grown up on a working farm, but have not yet assumed a significant management role in family farm operation
- Young farmers who would be good candidates for the FSA Rural Youth Loan Program, but are not eligible because they have not had business management training or experience yet
Last modified August 13 2012 09:55 AM