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Farm Beginnings Training

FARRMS offers an 8 week training session, Farm Beginnings, that helps beginning farmers clarify their goals and strengths, establish a strong enterprise plan and start building their operation. The course uses a mix of farmer-led classroom sessions, on-farm tours, and an extensive farmer network. Farm Beginnings is designed for new and prospective farmers who want to plan a profitable farm business. Students do not need to currently own land, but some farming or production experience is helpful to get the most out of the class.


In this class, students will: 

  • Establish quality of life goals and clarify their values.

  • Learn about whole farm planning, marketing and financing.

  • Write a farm business proposal.

  • Learn from some of the most innovative and skilled farmers operating in the Midwest.

  • Learn alongside a classroom of peers.

  • Access an extensive network of farmers.

  • See sustainable farming practices in action on active farms.


The set dates for this year’s classes based in Tuttle, ND are: 

December 7th, 2019

December 14th, 2019 

January 4th, 2020

January 18th, 2020

February 1st, 2020

February 15th, 2020

March 14th, 2020

March 28th, 2020

For more information contact Anna Andersson at

Earlier Event: January 18
Farm Beginnings Training
Later Event: February 15
Farm Beginnings Training