Where to start
Farming is a profession of lifetime learning, and because 75% of young and beginning growers are first generation, many of us are starting from scratch. CTYFC is committed to providing a variety of resources from ag experts as well as peer-to-peer opportunities to help everyone, no matter how far along they are on their farming journey. Want to learn more about something but don’t see it listed? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help connect you.
New and Beginning Growers:
There are a number of first-time farming opportunities in Austin and the surrounding areas of Central Texas. If you are a prospective learner, these are a few programs that offer apprenticeships, paid internships, and farmer starter programs.
Urban Roots — Austin, TX
Visit https://urbanrootsatx.org/ for more information
ACC Sustainable Agriculture — Austin, TX
Visit https://continue.austincc.edu/agriculture for more information
Farmshare Austin — Cedar Creek, TX
Visit https://www.farmshareaustin.org/farmer-starter for more information
Department of Agricultural Sciences — San Marcos, TX
Visit https://ag.txstate.edu/ for more information
Urban American Farmer — Austin, TX
Visit https://www.urbanamericanfarmer.com/ for more information
Not interested in farming per-say? There are tons of organizations dedicated to specialized areas of cultivation including permaculture, mycology, and herbalism.
Central Texas Mycology Society — Austin, TX
Central Texas Meat Collective — Stonewall, TX
Sacred Journey Herbalism — Austin, TX
Austin Permaculture Guild — Austin, TX
Visit https://austinperm.com/ for more information