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.

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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.

Allegheny Mountain Institute

PO Box 542

Staunton, VA 24402 


AMI at Augusta Health


Fishersville, VA

Allegheny Farm Campus 


Hightown, VA