The Seed Farm's new farmer training and agricultural business incubator programs help to start and maintain new sustainable farms in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley.
Why do we need new farmers?
-To grow fresh, healthy food for our communities
-To create jobs and further develop the local economy
-To keep farmland productive and safe from development
-To steward the land and protect our natural resources
-To replace the generation of farmers that is approaching retirement
The Seed Farm provides new farmers with training, equipment and land, eliminating the top three barriers to farm entry and opening doors for a new generation of farmers.
Learn more about our Apprenticeship and Stewardship Programs.
The Seed Farm apprentices joined other enthusiastic new farmers to learn about greenhouse management at Eagle Point Farm in Kutztown PA this week. They learned about how important it is to moderate te
Have you ever asked yourself, “Is farming right for me?” Are you currently working on a farm or have aspirations to start your own agriculture enterprise? Twenty-eight participants of Penn
Seed Farm Apprentices graduated from the Penn State’s Vegetable Business Planner with complete farm plans this winter and are busy planning for farm start-up in 2014. Farming is a complicated ca