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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Northern Farm Training Institute

Northern Farm Training Institute

The Northern Farm Training Institute is a new experiential school based in Hay River.

NFTI provides an opportunity for aspiring and active gardeners from across the NWT to travel to Hay River and participate in a series of training opportunities on established agricultural farms and community-based sites.

SMART: Workshops will be led by northern instructors and will include work experience on existing farms. Workshops are aligned with the stages of the growing cycle. Students learn, and then apply their skills according to seasonal progression.

INCLUSIVE: Students from isolated communities have equal opportunity to attend. Financial support is available for travel, accommodations and food expenses while on course.

FLEXIBLE: Workshops take place on weekends and students may apply for one or more workshop. After the completion of all seven workshops, students will receive a NFTI Certificate.