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Farm Beginnings(R)

Farm Beginnings® is geared towards anyone currently farming or interested in farming and ranching who wants to plan a profitable, sustainable farm and ranch business. Classes are led by experienced farmers, ranchers, and agricultural professionals. Hundreds of farmers have graduated from Farm Beginnings® programs, and they have a strong track record.  For example, 71 percent of graduates were still farming in 2016.


The 9 month program begins in December. Participants will create a farm business plan during 8 business development sessions over the fall and winter. The program continues into spring and summer with the development of an individualized learning plan for the upcoming growing season, facilitated farm tours, and hands on demonstration activities. Successful participants receive a certificate of completion.

Farm Beginnings® is nationally recognized by FSA as a qualifying borrower training program.

Topics include: Whole Farm Planning, Soil Health, Enterprise Budgeting, Record Keeping, FSA Services, Agriculture Marketing, Farm and Food Safety, Individualize Whole Farm Presentation

Farmer Networks and Mentoring

FARRMS recognizes that relationships are an important aspects of community and agriculture. We have several opportunities for farmers, ranchers, and value added producers to come together and build relationships. FARRMS hosts farm tours, meet-ups, and networking opportunities around the state.


Events will provide space for experienced and beginning farmers to exchange ideas, to work on personal and business goals, and to attain holistic farm management goals and sustainability. Free and open to all with interest in farming and sustainability.

Check out the upcoming events page for an opportunity near you.

Farm Dreams

​Dreamed of having your own farm business? This workshop provides and overview of considerations for beginning a successful farming journey. Learn more at this workshop and decide if Farm Beginnings (R) is the next step for you.

For dates and locations, please check our Upcoming Events page.

Lending Library

​FARRMS has books and DVD's to help you research about your agriculture enterprise. Contact us to find out more.

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