A SUSTAINABLE FARM BUSINESS COURSE FOR NORTH DAKOTA GROWERS
Bring your farm dreams to life!
Farm Beginnings® is a farmer-led, community based, business course for sustainable agriculture.
Registration: $25 per student
Tuition: $500 per farm
A family or business partners may attend together from the same farm. Tuition is per farm and each team member pays the $25 registration fee.
Scholarships and payment plans are available.
Learn the elements of sustainable farming: passion, clear goals, production experience, financial and marketing know how, and good decision making.
Local producers will teach you how to earn profit over the long term, steward land, air and water, and improve quality of life for your family and community.
In the course you will piece together a sustainable farm business plan.
Farm Beginnings is a USDA Farm Service Agency certified borrower training program. Graduates have completed the financial education requirement for FSA loans.
FARM BEGINNINGS INCLUDES:
Ten interactive online classes (Thursday evenings 6pm - 8pm CST, 1/28 - 4/8)
Virtual farm tours
Mentorship from experienced local growers
Books, worksheets, and tools to grow your business
Meet our Farm Beginnings Alumni
Tuition and Scholarships
FARRMS aims to create affordable, broadly accessible programs, while fairly compensating our farmer presenters, mentors, and dedicated staff.
Tuition for Farm Beginnings is $500 per farm which is roughly $20 per classroom hour and comparable to the cost of an online course at a public community college.
We encourage students who have the means to pay as much of the tuition as you are able. Payment plans are available for those who would like to pay the tuition in installments.