The Farm Apprentice Certificate of Professional Development (CPD) encompasses a six-month, 10-module curricula consisting of 11 courses designed to provide the fundamentals of knowledge and practice through instruction and on-farm mentoring demonstrations to prepare a beginning farmer to operate a farm using regenerative agricultural practices.

Applicants for the CPD must attend and participate in a minimum of 70% of all class and lab sessions for each course on the Course list, and achieve 100% of completion requirements through submission and presentation of a final project.

The CPD courses meet the instructional class requirements for the 176-hour Farm Apprentice Mentoring (FAM) program coordinated by the Hawai?i Farmers Union United (HFUU) – Maui Chapter, and co-sponsored by the County of Maui.

Contact Nicolette van der Lee, nhv@hawaii.edu, 808-984-3300 for more information.

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