Learn To Farm
at the Farm School
Our training program for adults — spend a year with us, launch a lifetime of farming

Fellowships Announcement

Announcing Four New Fellowships for
Learn to Farm 2018:

Application Deadline February 15
Grow your production capacity and professional farming skills in a setting that has been a leader in farm-based education for over 25 years!

Since 2002, The Farm School, in rural Massachusetts, has offered a practical, real-world agricultural education for aspiring farmers, educators and community leaders.

The Learn to Farm program is a full-time, residential immersion in the work and rhythms of sustainable farm life. Everyday, and in every way, our student farmers learn to farm by farming, supported by coursework, mentoring and instruction from our staff farmers.

We help our students establish conceptual understanding and physical competency in a wide range of skills and areas of farm production: forestry, animal husbandry, carpentry, mechanics, business planning, homesteading, marketing, cooking, organic vegetable production and beyond. The program curriculum reaches one hand back into history to pull forward the best of what traditional agriculture has to offer and with the other hand pushes ahead into cutting edge creative and dynamic ways of enriching our stewardship of land.

Doune Trust Fellowship for Community Agricultural Leaders:

One full scholarship is available for a uniquely bright and compelling student representing an underserved community with great potential to serve or lead that community agriculturally. This scholarship carries the full value of the student farmer tuition contribution, including room, board, books and materials fee ($18,500).
To Apply: In addition to your online application to the program, please address a one page letter to our Fellowship Committee describing the community you hope to serve, your history of service or leadership in that community and your goals for how the Learn to Farm Program can help you help your community. Letters and applications are due before the Regular application deadline, February 15. Letters can be sent to admissions@farmschool.org or uploaded with your online application. 

Willow Tree Fellowship for African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx and Indigenous Farmers:

One full scholarship is available for a student that identifies as African American/Black, Hispanic/Latinx or Indigenous and who demonstrates particular promise to make good use of the Learn to Farm Program’s agricultural training. This scholarship carries the full value of the student farmer tuition contribution, including room, board, books and materials fee ($18,500).
To Apply: In addition to your online application to the program, please address a one page letter to our Fellowship Committee describing how you plan to use the agricultural training provided by the Learn to Farm Program and how your past accomplishments demonstrate your potential to follow through on these plans. Applications and letters are due before the regular application deadline, February 15. Letters can be sent to admissions@farmschool.org or uploaded with your application.

Program for Visiting Schools Fellowships for Future Farm Based Education Leaders:

Two full scholarships are available for students who demonstrate vision and the leadership potential to start a farm-based education organization, or lead an existing program. This scholarship carries the full value of the student farmer tuition contribution, including room, board, books and materials fee ($18,500).
To Apply: In addition to your online application to the program, please address a one to two page letter to our Fellowship Committee describing the farm based education work you hope to engage in after your Farm School Training. Letters can be sent to admissions@farmschool.org or uploaded with your application. Please submit your letter as well as your online application to the program before the regular application deadline, February 15.