California Farm Academy

Apprenticeship Program

The application period for 2018 positions is now open.

How to Apply

Before you begin the application form, please keep in mind that there are several requirements for consideration. To be considered for the program you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be 18 years old or older
  • Have a high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent
  • Be able to lift up to 50 pounds as part of daily work
  • Have a valid driver's license

Online Application Instructions

We are taking applications through an online submission process. If you need to exit the application form before it is submitted, you may close the application window and use the same web link to re-access it at a later time. The responses entered on all previous pages will be saved. However, any information entered on the current page when you close the application window will not be saved. By clicking the “done” button on the last page of the application, you will have submitted the full application and will no longer be able to edit your responses.

You may download a Word version of the apprenticeship application here, which we encourage you to use to review all the questions, and take time to formulate thoughtful answers to the longer questions that we ask. Please use this just for practice -- we prefer that you use the online version for your final application.

The application period will be open until February 1, 2018. However, we encourage interested individuals to submit the application as soon as possible. The sooner we receive your application, the sooner it will be sent to farmers for review, and the sooner you may be contacted for an interview. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis, and there are likely to be fewer positions open after December 2017.

If you have questions or need help submitting your application, please contact California Farm Academy Staff at 530-795-4146 or apprenticeship[at]

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Online Application