Valerie Chang, Biodynamic Farmer Training Program Participant —
Panama Coffee Farm, Panama

Biodynamic Farmer Foundation Year

Get to know biodynamics from the inside out

Our fifth cohort will start in Spring 2022!
Applications for the 2022-2023 cohort are open!
Applications for priority consideration close December 19.

Visit the program page to watch a recording of our farmer training info session for an overview of the different elements of the program, why you may be interested in participating, and the application process and timeline.

We want to support you! Scholarships are available through the Biodynamic Scholarship Fund.

Help transform soil, food, land and lives through biodynamic farmer training

The Biodynamic Association needs to raise $100,000 this winter to support programs, resources, and services for emerging biodynamic leaders. Please contribute today to provide crucial education and training for new farmers — and your impact will be doubled. Thanks to matching funds from generous donors, your donations up to $50,000 will be matched!

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Biodynamic Demeter Alliance Updates

The Biodynamic Demeter Alliance is a newly formed organization focused on biodynamic agriculture and food systems in the United States. The organization is the result of a thoughtful unification and expansion process involving the two strongest and most visible organizations within the movement: the Biodynamic Association (BDA) and Demeter USA. The combined organization offers a cohesive, networked association that can facilitate the practical growth and maturation needed to implement systemic change in the US food system and marketplace at large.

The Alliance works to advance the knowledge and growth of biodynamic practices, principles, research, markets, and certification in support of healthier landscapes, farms, and people, and improved economic, spiritual, and social wellbeing. By incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion practices as keystones, the Alliance works alongside all farmers, food entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts that share the goal of growing resilient, equitable, inclusive, and just food economies and systems.


  • We are currently seeking our first-ever Executive Director. See the position announcement here.
  • The bylaws of the Biodynamic Demeter Alliance were recently approved, and the BDA and Demeter boards are working on articles of merger, with the hope for the new organization to exist in the beginning of the new year.

Upcoming Events

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