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ORGANIC FARMER

Education And Training

In high school, take courses in agriculture, science, and mathematics. Attend a vocational high school, if possible, and take agriculture courses. If you intend to start your own farm, take business courses. Join your local 4-H Club or a chapter of the national FFA (formerly known as Future Farmers of America). Pursuing a two-year degree at an agricultural college is not necessary, but can give you specialized knowledge in farming or, specifically, in organic farming.

The best way to learn about natural methods of cultivation is to work on an organic farm. Many organic farmers believe passionately in growing natural food sources and protecting the environment. To get the word out to others, some offer on-site courses or live-in internships for a small fee or in exchange for your labor.

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