we are the next generation of farmers and ranchers
Our farm training programs offer hands-on experience on a diverse network of commercial family farms in Oregon.
We provide real world opportunities for beginners and advanced students of agriculture.
applications for the 2017 season are now closed!
farm training programs
RFC offers two training programs in four dynamic agricultural communities across Oregon. Start your future in farming with RFC.
BECOME A farm host & MENTOR
RFC offers farm mentors a legal structure for training the next generation through on-farm internships and apprenticeships.
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watch our new short film on RFC's work in preserving Oregon's farmland
With the average age of Oregon farmers approaching 60 and beginning farmers facing a daunting real estate market, RFC’s work to connect new farmers with land and help older farmers plan for succession is more important than ever. In the year since the Farm Preservation Program began, Rogue Farm Corps has collaborated with a vast array of partners throughout the state to solve the urgent threats facing Oregon’s farmland.
A few weeks ago, filmmaker Sam Slovick visited the family farm of RFC’s Farm Preservation Program Director, Nellie McAdams.
Read our new report:
"As older farmers retire over the next two decades, over 10 million acres, or 64 percent of Oregon’s agricultural land, will pass to new owners. How that land changes hands, who acquires it, and what they do with the land will impact Oregon for generations."
The report was co-written by RFC's Farm Preservation Program Director, Nellie McAdams and colleagues from Oregon State and Portland State Universities.