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AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

By The Skanner News
Farmer Jerry at CROPS

Multnomah County, in partnership with Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service, is excited to announce the second year of the Beginning Urban Farmer Apprenticeship (BUFA) program. The program is an 8-month, season-long training for aspiring urban farmers and community land stewards. It is designed to give a new generation of beginning farmers the knowledge and skills they need to break into the field of sustainable small-scale, urban farming. Participants will gain the knowledge and skills of urban farming through:
• Classroom training, field trips and an online learning platform
• Hands-on, in-the-field apprenticeship with experienced local farmers
• OSU's established Growing Farms: Successful Whole Farm Management Workshop Series, which is focused on farm business planning.

Click here to find out more and apply
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There are two tracks for participation in BUFA
Track 1: The time commitment for this track is 550 hours over 8 months. (30 participants maximum)
Track 2: Without the hands-on in-the-field training this track is 120 hours over  8 months. (10 participants maximum)
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• Application period is open from November 15, 2011 to January 15, 2012.
• Program begins on April 4, 2012

We value a diverse community, built on inclusion, equity and cultural competence. Together we can create vibrant, strong communities and a solid foundation for future generations. Minorities, women, and qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



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