California Farm Academy

Download the California Farm Academy application

Application & Deadlines

Session 5 Dates: Feb. 16, 2015 - Sept. 2016

Farm Academy Dates and Deadlines

Interested in the program and becoming a student? Find out more about the California Farm Academy, download an application, below, or access our contact information by using the light blue links on each page.

Join our mailing list to receive updates about California Farm Academy


To apply to the California Farm Academy training program, please fill out the no-fee application. You can download the application as a Word doc or as a PDF.
Send applications to:

Breanne Wroughton, Farm Assistant, Center for Land-Based Learning
California Farm Academy
5265 Putah Creek Road
Winters, CA 95694
Or email: breanne@landbasedlearning.org


Dates & Deadlines

Information Session: November 21, 2015

Application Deadline: December 7, 2015

Applicants notified of admission: Early December 2015 and on a rolling admissions basis until the class is filled.

CLASSES START: February 16, 2016

Requirements for admission include:

The cost of the seven-month training program in 2016 is $3,500. Tuition covers approximately 270 contact hours including classes, hands-on experience, one-on-one consultations, farm visits and field trips. Printed curriculum materials are provided, as are the necessary machinery, tools and supplies for the activities.

There is no application fee, however full or partial payment for the program is required upon acceptance in order to secure a place in the session. Payment plans are available. If minimum payment is not made by the due date, the participant will lose their spot in the program and it may be offered to a wait-listed applicant. A 10% surcharge will be deducted from any refund of tuition after a student withdraws from the program. Once class has started, tuition is non-refundable.

Partial tuition assistance may be available for admitted applicants who demonstrate financial need. Please contact, Breanne Wroughton, for more information.

Farm Academy students may make tuition payments via check, money order or credit card. Credit card payments are assessed a service charge of $15 per transaction. Credit card payments can be made here. Tuition is $3500 and is not tax deductible. You may pay in full or submit up to three installment payments. To avoid the service charge, please use an alternate form of payment. Payments are due on the following schedule:

Payment 1: No later than February 1, 2016 - $1200
Payment 2: No later than April 15, 2016 - $1150
Payment 3: No later than July 1, 2016 - $1150

To apply to the California Farm Academy training program, please fill out the no-fee application. You can download the application as a Word doc or as a PDF.

Mail or email the completed application to California Farm Academy, Center for Land-Based Learning, 5265 Putah Creek Road, Winters, CA 95694; breanne@landbasedlearning.org