Beginner Farmer Training Series

Beginner Farmer Training

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Beginner farmers at HIP Agriculture
Beginner Farmer Training
5.5 Month Residential Training Program

Our most immersive and thorough educational experience. Twice a year the HIP Agriculture team hosts two cohorts for five and a half months on our working organic farm. Our Residential Farmer Training program is best for those interested in pursuing careers in the agricultural industry. 

We are currently accepting applicants between the ages of 18-28 years old who are seeking agricultural career training in market gardening and tropical agroforestry. Trainees participate in a dynamic schedule of farm projects each week in exchange for hands-on training, unique educational experiences, fresh farm food, and rustic off-grid housing with access to communal facilities (laundry, kitchen & bath), as well as a stipend. 

If you are interested in applying or learning more about our upcoming Beginner Farmer Training Programs, please click the links below. Preference will be given to applicants that reside in Hawai’i and are interested in Agricultural careers. 

*The ideal candidate is a hard-working individual that is diligent, excited about physical outdoor work, eager to learn, pays attention to details, works well within a community, and practices resilience and determination.

Session Dates

Spring Semester:
February 13 through July 14

Fall Semester:
July 24 through December 22

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