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Beginning Farmer

 

Kelli Osman, 2013-14

Kelli Osman, 2013-14 scholarship recipient.

Marcia Silver

Marcia Silver

Lisa Hunter, Slow Food; Chris Jaster, Beginning Farmer; Evan Wiig, Farmers Guild; Ryan Johnston, Permaculture Skills Center - Copy

Chris Jaster (2nd from left), 2015-16 scholarship recipient. Along with Lisa Hunter, Slow Food; Evan Wiig, Farmers Guild; Ryan Johnston, Permaculture Skills Center (l-r)

Founded in memory of convivium members Marcia and Al Silver, the project awards an annual scholarship to a beginning farmer to assist him or her in building a successful business through education, apprenticeship opportunities, or other appropriate means.  The project has awarded three scholarships to date.  The first and second went to students in the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program at Santa Rosa Junior College.  The  third went to a student attending the Farm School at the Permaculture Skills Center.

Beginning Farmer Leader:  Lisa Hunter