The average age of the American farmer is 58 years old. If we're going to change the food system, we need to create more pathways for young people to launch successful careers in agriculture.
One of the many ways Square Roots invests in the future of farming is through our Next-Gen Farmer Training Program—aimed at new farmers, or those at early stages in their careers. Participants initially join the Square Roots farm team as an apprentice grower (a full-time, paid position, similar to an internship). Through our proprietary training methodology and hands-on experience—all supported by our intuitive technology platform—apprentice growers rapidly learn the essential farm skills needed to move into permanent roles on the farm team and accelerate their careers.
We continuously evolve our training program, making sure we home in on skills and experiences to help participants become the best urban, indoor farmers they can be. To learn about opportunities to farm at Square Roots, sign up for our newsletter below.