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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

FARRMS Social & Grafton Arbor Walk

On June 27th, join us for a guided walking tour along the scenic trail at Leistikow Park in Grafton!

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Bismarck Area Field Day

On August 12th, learn about soil health conservation & the organic certification process!

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NC-RFBC State Plan

Read the ND Local Foods Statewide Action Plan!

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FARRMS Summer Mentorship

Join us May-October

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Whether you are just beginning to farm or are ready to grow, this program can expand your knowledge and help you succeed!
This Mentorship program is designed to help local farmers cultivate lifelong relationships with experienced growers in their region.

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.

April Producer's Perspective

Creating a Pollinator Paradise!

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Flower Farmer, Alyssa Jones, talks all things bugs, flowers, butterflies, bees, and everything in between to increase her pollinator population.

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

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

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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