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Growing Sustainable Agriculture

Strengthening Local Food Systems

We are the
Foundation for Agricultural and Rural Resources Management and Sustainability

We support sustainable agriculture and strengthen local food systems in North Dakota and the Red River Valley.

We grow farmers through education, peer support, and lending.

Upcoming Learning Opportunities

NC-RFBC State Plan

Read the ND Local Foods Statewide Action Plan!

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Intro to Organic Webinar

Watch webinar recordings & find resources on Organic Certification.

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New Opportunity!

Communications Capacity Building Member

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The Communications Capacity Building Member will assist the Marketing Manager in creating and planning social media content, writing newsletter articles, managing the 2025 calendar project, editing videos, monitoring inboxes, and more.

January Producer's Perspective

Winter Planning Season on Twisted Carrot Farm

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We are excited to share the first story in our new Producer's Perspective blog series! Read how Jill Patterson takes the winter months to prepare for the growing season ahead at her farm in Northwood, ND.

March Producer's Perspective

Marbleseed Reflections from Mason J. Berube

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Read this month's farmer blog post from Mason Berube, conference support recipient! Mason attended the Marbleseed Organic Farming Conference last month and shared his thoughts and what he learned.

Be the First to Know

Subscribe to the newsletter!

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Check out the FARRMS monthly newsletter to hear about the latest in local food & FARRMS news.

February Producer's Perspective

Vermicomposting on Nature's Roots Farm

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Check out our second Producer's Perspective blog post from Nature's Roots Farm owner, Jake Callander! Read how Jake incorporated vermicomposting on his farm and how it has improved the quality of his soil.

Active Sponsors & Official Partners


Helping Beginning 

Farmers Succeed

  • Classes and workshops

  • Internships and Mentorship

  • Loans


Creating Networks 

for Peer Support

  • Farm tours

  • Farmer socials

  • Recruiting farmers to teach, mentor, and host interns


Building Local Food 

Systems, Together

  • Donate

  • Get Involved

  • Get Updates

Our Progams

Farm Beginnings

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Bring your farm dreams to life with our sustainable business course.

Sustainable Ag Internships

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Gain farming skills and knowledge interning on a local farm.


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  Learn new skills in our webinars and workshops.       

Farmers Market Internships

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Grow food systems and marketing skills interning at a local farmers market.


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Find a mentor. 

Be a mentor. 

Help us grow new farmers. 

Loans from FARRMS

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We offer loans to help your business grow.         

Peer Support

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Share your knowledge and build peer support networks.

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