Apprentice Farmer Program (Chatham, MI)


The Apprentice Farmer Program is a farm incubator program that aims to serve as the launching point for individuals interested in starting their own farming enterprise. This two-year, residential program provides farming entrepreneurs with the necessary tools and assistance needed to ensure a solid start to their farming career.

Land, equipment, tools, and mentorship are provided to qualified applicants so they can develop a business plan, establish accounts, build capital, and fine-tune skills. The apprentice farmers will grow alongside the talented North Farm staff and other apprentice farmers, sharing ideas, techniques, and labor.


UPREC North Farm, E. 3774 University Drive, Chatham, MI  49816


This program is designed for individuals with ample farming experience who are ready to start their own farming enterprise.

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