2024 Beginning Farmer Training Program for Rural Communities

Thank you for your interest in attending a Beginning Farmer Training session at Calypso Farm!

Please complete the form below to apply. Once we've received your application, we will be in touch via email with more details!

Participant Information

Email will be our primary way of communicating with you! If you don't have regular access to internet/email, please let us know the best way to contact you in the comments box at the bottom of the application.
Applicants must live in rural Alaska.
Please select the training session below that you'd be available to travel to Fairbanks to attend:(Required)
Keep in mind: an additional day before and after the training would be needed for travel.

Session 1 (June 10-13) and Session 4 (August 12-14) are currently full.

Camping & Travel

CAMPING: Camping is included in the program. We will provide a tent, cot and sleeping bag. Campers will have access to an outdoor kitchen, outhouse and sauna, and food will be provided for the length of the program. Participants are welcome to stay off-farm with friends or family, or reserve their own accommodations if tent camping is not a good option for them. If you choose to stay off-farm, you will need to provide your own transportation to and from the farm each day.

TRAVEL: We will work with you to provide travel to Fairbanks. Roundtrip airfare up to $1,000 per adult participant will be covered.
Do you plan to camp here at the farm?(Required)


We are offering a hands-on summer camp for kids (approx. ages 5-11) at the same time as this program! If you need/would like to bring your kids with you, they are invited to join camp at no cost while you attend the training. We are not able to assist with travel costs for kids.
Will you be bringing any children with you?(Required)

Application Questions

This isn't a requirement for the program, we would just like to learn more about your long-term plans in your community!