New apprentice program aims to incubate future farmers (Application deadline today)

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As a way to train new farmers and food system leaders, Lowcountry Local First has launched the Growing New Farmers Incubator Project.

In an effort to create a shift toward and educate young farmers, the project will pair participants with mentor farmers for both part-time and full-time apprenticeships. Apprentices will take part in the Lowcountry Grower's Group, have the option to take a sustainable agriculture course and attend the NxLevel Food and Farming Entrepreneurship course.

The application deadline for the spring program is February 1st.