Month: July 2024

July 2, 2024

Our 66th #FeatureFarmFriday is another #FutureFarmFriday! How cool is it to (literally) see the seeds of a new care farm being planted? 

Fostering Farmers ’ mission is to provide housing and employment on a non-profit farm to support young adults aging out of the foster care system in New Jersey, USA and help them transition to a self-sufficient, independent life. During their residence & employment on the farm, these young adults will:

  • Receive counseling
  • Continue with school to earn their high school diploma or obtain their GED
  • Learn business skills, cooperation, critical thinking, and develop interpersonal relationships needed for successful independent living as they transition off the farm and into their adult lives 
  • Earn an income and establish checking & savings accounts
  • Learn about budgeting and responsible spending & saving

If farming is not the correct career path for young adults, Fostering Farmers will provide guidance to determine if college, trade school, or joining the workforce is the correct path for their future.  One of the great things about farming is it involves many professions! Finance, marketing, project management, plumbing, soil science, mechanics, construction, and more! 

Located in: Monmouth County, NJ.

Founded in: 2023

Website: www.fosteringfarmers.org

Instagram: @fostering_farmers

Facebook: Fostering Farmer