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For Farmers

Interested in farming at Providence Farm Collective?

Applications are currently closed for the 2024 season.  Applications for 2025 incubator farmers will open in September of 2024.  Email info@providencefarmcollective.org for more information or ask to be added to our contact list to automatically receive application materials in September.

Farming at PFC has lots of benefits for me; enjoying exercise and time outside spent at the farm; earning money to support my family; getting more experience farming; and being able to teach my grandchildren about farming and our history in agriculture

Maganey MkowmaMgambo Farm

Want to learn more about farming at PFC?

Education

Farmers at PFC receive access to agricultural and farm business education through workshops, mentorship, and technical assistance.

Workshop Series

Workshops are open to all farmers at PFC and include the following topics:

Crop Production

  • Crop Planning
  • Starting Seeds / Greenhouse Growing
  • Community Greenhouses
  • High Tunnel Growing: Bed Prep, Seeding, and Transplanting
  • Soil and Fertility
  • Pest and Weed Management
  • Food Safety and Post-Harvest
  • Introduction to Growing Mushrooms

Equipment and Infrastructure

  • Tools on the Farm
  • Irrigation
  • Walk Behind Equipment Training
  • Equipment on the Farm (4-wheel & implements)

Small Farm Business

  • Farmers Market Workshop Series
  • Business Planning
  • Budgeting and Bookkeeping
  • Marketing
  • Registering Your Business
  • Farm Taxes

Mentorship and Technical Assistance

PFC’s staff mentors and farmers are available 7 days of the week on the farm to support farmers.  Farmers are encouraged to make appointments with PFC staff to answer farm and business questions and receive assistance on items such as business planning, logo creation, marketing, crop planning, pest and weed management etc.

Cornell Cooperative Extension specialists on vegetables, livestock, and small farm business are available for mentorship and technical assistance at PFC regularly throughout the growing season.  Specialist visits and field walks are posted on the PFC calendar in the barn.

Other Educational Support

Other educational opportunities for PFC’s farmers include educational events hosted by program partners, local farm tours, and occasional farm conferences.

Resources for Farmers