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Vegetable Production Apprenticeship Program

Vegetable Production Apprenticeship Program Details

CAEP Vegetable Production Apprenticeship Program placements generally include working with a large variety of different vegetable crops. Whether you are looking to join a small farm, or a large operation, your program will be designed based on your skills, interests, and the skills that you are looking for improve. As a participant, you will gain hands-on experience working in sowing, transplanting, field preparation, and pest and weed control. You may also have the opportunity to help package, sort, and sell vegetable crops. Individuals interested in a Vegetable Production Apprenticeship Program may also be trained to operate tractors and other commonly-used equipment.

This program can include:

  • Operating tractors
  • Farms markets

Program Availability:

Seasonal placements generally beginning between March and July, ending in October

Skills

Some of the skills learned on this program may include:

  • Planting
  • Fertilizing
  • Irrigating
  • Weed and insect control
  • Small equipment operation
  • Trimming
  • Propagation
  • Pollination
  • Harvesting
  • Processing
  • Packaging
  • Storage
  • Distribution
  • Sales (including farmer's markets)

*Actual skills learned will vary by placement and previous experience

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