Farming is a practical trade that requires a specific skill set that is only acquired over time. The best way to learn about farming is by working on a farm under the guidance of a seasoned farm manager. Farms of all sizes offer part-time, full-time seasonal, and full-time year-round employment, but the compensation varies widely. Visit the farm and choose the best fit for the skills you would like to acquire and the products you are interested in growing or producing.
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Many farms are members of a network that provide training for farm apprentices, known as CRAFT (Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training). CRAFT member farms aim to train people interested in pursuing agriculture as a career. Currently CT only has a Western CT CRAFT group with the hope that future groups will soon be created.