Farm & Food systems 

Fellowship

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

 

That's why AMI 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.

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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. 

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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.

COVID-19 precautions will apply to the 2021-2022 Fellowship. Farm Fellows will operate as a family unit and may be subject to testing prior to arrival, a quarantine on the Allegheny Farm, and limits to extracurricular excursions and visitors. Outreach and Education components may be reduced and will be distanced, masked, and outdoors when possible. Community Fellows will also follow safe workplace precautions. 

Allegheny Mountain Institute

PO Box 542

Staunton, VA 24402 

 

AMI at Augusta Health

540-886-0160

Fishersville, VA

Allegheny Farm Campus 

540-468-2300

Hightown, VA