Growing the Next Generation of Prairie Farmers – Anna Jones Crabtree and Doug Crabtree (2017)

How do we prepare aspiring and new farmers to manage successful, viable prairie farms? Learn about one farm’s experience creating an apprenticeship program on an organic grain farm.

Doug Crabtree and Anna Jones Crabtree started Vilicus farms at the age of 40. Doug and Anna understand the challenges of taking a farm from vision to reality. Through their apprenticeship program they hope to give those who want to pursue a career in organic agriculture and aspiring farmers a real opportunity to be part of a large-scale organic dryland crop farm.

Young Agrarians Presentation

Doug and Anna’s Presentation