Train with us!

Training opportunities for the next generation of food and farming leaders in agroecology.


 

 

MESA provides training opportunities for the next generation of food and farming leaders in agroecology. All of our programs use horizontal, participatory, and anti-oppression methodology.

Current training opportunities include:

International Exchange

For candidates from abroad to train for up to one year with US-based farms, businesses and educational centers. Program approved “Stewards” apply for J1 trainee visas sponsored by MESA.

Seed Internship

A program that combines online and classroom learning, farm-based independent study, and real-world experience through placement with a diverse network of experienced seed producers throughout the US

Bay Area Farmer Training Program

A comprehensive learning, mentorship, and employment opportunity in agroecology, local marketing, and cooperative participation; especially designed for under-resourced new and beginning farmers, including women, immigrants, refugees, and formerly incarcerated individuals in the Bay Area of California.

Online Courses

Do some virtual training with our online courses. Current offerings include a Certificate in Applied Agroecology and Certificate in Organic Seed Production. All course content is open-source (free and accessible to all) and certificate-track registration is based on sliding-scale prices.