In order to supplement the education our farming apprentices receive in our fields and in the classroom, we participate in the Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT), which is a cooperative model for sharing complementary farm training in collaboration with participating farms.
The Mid-Hudson CRAFT program is based on the Western Massachusetts/Eastern New York CRAFT program that was initiated in 1994. Participants visit host farms for a tour, talk or demonstration on a specific topic. These visits to other farms offer farmers-in-training exposure to a number of diverse farm enterprises, as well as opportunities to develop practical skills and network with other farmers and apprentices.
If you would like to join Mid-Hudson CRAFT, please contact Dave Llewellyn.