In MESA’s CAAPX program, global farm stewards and U.S. Host farmers learn and share traditions, techniques,
and innovations in sustainable food and farming through for hands-on learning and cross-cultural exchange.

Become a Steward

Are you an international farmer? Do you want to participate in a hands-on training program in sustainable agriculture on an American host farm? Learn more about our U.S.-based international exchange program!
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About the Program

Learn about becoming a global steward on a U.S. Host farm.

Program Costs

Some costs to consider before you apply.

J1 Visa Eligibility

Learn about U.S. State Department requirements for applicants.

Request an Application

Join us! Request an application to get started.

Become a MESA Host Farm

Do you share our vision of farmer-to-farmer exchange? Hosts mentor Stewards, while also learning and sharing traditions, techniques, and innovations in ecological agriculture and sustainable food systems.
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About the Program

Learn about our international exchange program.

Program Details

Learn more about what it means to become a MESA U.S. Host Farm.


Apply to join MESA as a host!

Our Steward Roster

Meet some of MESA’s current international farm steward applicants.