Incubator Application

Find everything you need to apply for the Headwaters Incubator Program here. The application period for the 2024 farming season ended on November 30th, 2023. For those interested in applying for the next season, you may review the materials and instructions on how to apply here.

How to apply:

Here are the materials necessary for applying for the 2024 growing season. The items that need to be included in the application packet include:

You can also apply using our online application form!

Hard copies of the application material are available upon request.

New this year, you can also view our Headwaters application scoring rubric for 2024 in order to better understand our review process. Please note that this scoring rubric does not alone determine candidacy, and that results are used together with discussion by reviewers, candidate interviews, and more. This data will be compiled and used in a holistic decision making process.

All applicants should review all of the Farmers Manual here.

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EMSWCD values diversity and equity within our incubator program. We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds and traditionally underserved communities to apply.