Apprenticeships 2018-09-07T13:10:09+00:00



Sustainable Agriculture Apprentices

CEFS’ Sustainable Agriculture Apprenticeship Program is a hands-on work and study program that trains participants in many aspects of sustainable agriculture production and research.

Apprenticeships are offered in several different focus areas; apprentices apply to the specific apprenticeship that best fits their skills, interests, and goals. The 2019 Sustainable Agriculture Research Apprenticeships are being offered at CEFS’ Small Farm Unit and Farming Systems Research Unit at Cherry Research Farm in Goldsboro, NC.

Apprenticeship appointments are for 2-6 months and are located in Goldsboro (90%) and Raleigh (10%).

9/10/2018: Call for applications for the 2019 CEFS Sustainable Agriculture Apprenticeship Program!  Click here for information.

NC Growing Together Local Food Supply Chain Apprentices

NC Growing Together’s Local Food Supply Chain Apprenticeship is an exciting 8-week summer program that offers apprentices the opportunity to work with local food hubs, businesses and organizations and gain hands-on training related to local food systems and value chains work.

In 2017, 16 NCGT Apprentices were placed with mentoring organizations including Lowes Foods, NC Catch, Seal the Seasons, NC Cooperative Extension, FreshPoint, Feast Down East, and others.  Learn more about their work here.

2/12/2018: The application period for the 2018 NCGT Local Food Supply Chain Apprenticeships has now CLOSED.  Still curious about the apprenticeships?  Visit the NCGT website for more information.