currently farming or looking to start FARMING?

Set the stage for a profitable sustainable farm business with this farmer training program!

FARRMS offers an eight session training course 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 for new and prospective farmers who want to plan a sustainable and successful 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.


  • 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 your peers.

  • Access an extensive network of farmers through a network of farmers.

  • See sustainable farming practices in action on local farms.


The 8 classes will be on Saturdays at the Tuttle Rural Innovation Center in Tuttle, ND. This is located in the former Tuttle School Building. The dates for this year's classes 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


The total cost of the 8 week training sessions is $850 per farm. Included in that price is a $50 registration fee per person. With 48 hours of classroom time, the cost per classroom hour is a mere $18. The total cost of the class is due the first day of class. Payment plans are also available for participants interested in that resource. 


Scholarship Application can be completed here: Online!

Full and partial scholarships are available and will be awarded on a basis of need. Contact for more information about scholarships.

(701) 867-2921

PO Box 22, Tuttle ND 58488, USA

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