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Beginning Urban Farmer Apprenticeship (BUFA)
Apply for BUFA Market Farming Track: Registration open! Apply by December 1, 2016.
Open House November 5, 2016 10:00 am- noon
6801 SE 60th Ave. Portland, OR.
Contact Jen Aron at 503-758-7386 or email.
Do you want to be on our contact list for the 2018 season?
Please complete our interest form to be contacted for future offerings.
Join BUFA for our seventh season of hands-on education.
BUFA is a season-long training for new and aspiring farmers conducted in and around Portland, Oregon by OSU Extension Service and community partners. BUFA provides training for urban and small-scale farmers and community land stewards in vegetable and fruit production and farm business management. BUFA can help you to build your foundation in farming.
BUFA partners include: OSU, Grow Portland, Rogue Farm Corps and Oregon Food Bank.
BUFA training details
BUFA is a seven-month (season-long) program that offers small-scale farming education to the next generation of farmers, non-profit garden managers, food justice leaders, and local food entrepreneurs. The program teaches students basic skills in vegetable production, fruit production and the field of small-scale agriculture. BUFA helps participants develop connections and relationships with the organizations, farmers, food justice leaders, and businesses that make up our local food system. We want to help you explore local small-scale agriculture as a potential career path to help transform our local food system.
Option 1: Market Farming track- $2,600 (525+ hours of instruction including BUFA monthly classes and field trips)
For participants looking to jump-start their career in agricultural food production and/or marketing. This intensive, hands-on track will focus on diverse crop production, small-scale farm management, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and restaurant sales. Scholarships available. Cohort limited to 10 qualified participants. Classes and field trips included (75+ hours of instruction). The classes and field trips will be conducted in conjunction with Rogue Farm Corp. Dates and details are coming very soon.
Option 2: Community farming track (Details coming soon).