Grange Farm School 14 Week Residential Program – Apply Now

The Grange Farm School is among the most exciting projects of the California State Grange to emerge over past decade.
Given the populist, radical history of the Grange, its growing membership of innovative farmers, ranchers, advocates and activists, it comes as no surprise that educating the next generation of farmers became a priority for the organization. Transitioning to a sustainable, resilient and just ag system will require a return to the land by millions of new farmers, and the Grange aims to be there to support the effort. – Ed.

From Ruthie King of the Grange Farm School –

Grange Farm School

The Grange Farm School is looking for a special kind of student. You think holistically rather than in parts. You see the importance of asking high quality questions. You are innovative, ambitious, persistent, and collaborative. You want to be part of the new face of agriculture that will transform our world for the better.

Our 14 week residential Student Program offers you the tools and confidence to manage a successful agricultural enterprise, whether in farming, ranching, or related fields. You will live and work on a beautiful 5,000 acre ranch with diverse vegetables, grains, fruit trees, and livestock. Guest instructors and staff members provide a comprehensive curriculum in business management, industrial arts, animal husbandry, soil and ecology, and crop production, supported by an understanding of the theory and history of our food systems. You will leave with hands-on practical experience, and a framework for thinking outside the box, creative decision making, and communication that improves your business planning, community networking, and relationship building .

Grange Farm School programs are designed for practical people who are ready to make a difference in the real world. Students with a desire to enter a career in agriculture equipped with essential skills, knowledge, and resources. Students who want to be among the million new farmers, ranchers, and small businesses this country needs in order to transform agriculture through creative and profitable enterprises.

Grange Farm School is part of the movement to make that happen. Are you ready to join? Then take the next step by contacting us at or visiting our OR blog:

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