RFC’s programs combine hands-on training, classroom learning and farm-based experience on a diverse network of commercial family farms in Oregon. RFC offers real world opportunities for both the beginner and the aspiring farmer seeking in-depth training to launch their own farm business.
RFC’s land-based network includes farms and ranches in Oregon’s Rogue and Southern Willamette Valleys. Led by dedicated mentors and agricultural professionals, RFC offers opportunities to learn organic vegetable, herb, seed and flower production, animal husbandry and a diversity of marketing and distribution techniques. RFC will be opening new chapters in the Portland Metro Area and in Central Oregon in 2015.
FarmsNext is an introductory program for those with little or no farming experience. FarmsNext is a full season of hands-on training, classroom learning, farm tours, peer discussion and independent study.
FarmsNOW is an advanced program for aspiring farmers with a minimum of two years prior experience. FarmsNOW is designed for those seeking mastery in the art and business of farming. This two-year program will dig deep into planning, designing and running integrated farming systems.