Farm & Food system


Allegheny Mountain Institute believes in the power of food to build vibrant, healthy communities. 


That's why AMI's tuition-free Fellowship fully sponsors, trains, and empowers Fellows to become teachers and advocates for a food system that is socially, environmentally, and economically just. Selected Fellows spend six months in experiential, residential Farm and Food Study at AMI’s Allegheny Farm Campus, followed by a Community Action Year, applying their training in partnership with regional non-profit organizations. 

The AMI Fellowship builds strong leaders who successfully work to transform the food system. AMI alumni go on to work as farmers, educators, scientists, food entrepreneurs, designers, non-profit leaders, policymakers, and lifelong leaders in the food movement.

Applications for the 2022-2023 Fellowship have closed.

Email us to get notified when 2023-2024 applications open. 

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Farm & Food Study

Spend six months learning to grow, preserve, and prepare your own food high in the Allegheny Mountains - for free. 


Community Action Year

Get paid to support Appalachian communities and put your training into action.

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Change the World

Become part of a network of AMI alumni working to build food system that is environmentally, economically and socially just.