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Beginning Urban Farmer Apprenticeship
The Beginning Urban Farmer Apprenticeship (BUFA) program is a partnership between Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service and Multnomah County designed to provide in-depth and comprehensive training in sustainable, small-scale, urban farming methods.
Through formal classes, hands-on training, field-trips, online learning, farmers' market sales and supervised apprenticeships, BUFA instruction will prepare students to produce market fresh vegetables, fruits, grains, cut flowers, and other value-added products using organic methods. Participants will also learn the knowledge and skills needed to design, install, and manage farm and community landscape infrastructure in urban and peri-urban settings.