FarmStart offers training opportunities to help new farmers develop the production and business skills they need to start successful farms.

We believe in farmer-to-farmer training and aim to bring you out to the farm and to bring farmers into the classroom!

Exploring Your New Farm DreamThe starting point for anyone considering farming. A course to help you explore your options and decide if starting a farm business is right for you. – This course is currently on hiatus

Digging into FarmingFor those at the planning stage. A short course to help you identify what you need to know, the resources that exist, and the steps to take to start you farm business.

Digging into Farming is a prerequisite for being accepted to the Start-Up Farm program.

Skills Building Farm Tours Opportunities to visit ecological farms, develop hands-on skills and meet new and experienced farmers.

Workshop & Courses – On a variety of topics including Pastured Pigs and Poultry, Soil Health, Buying a Farm and more!

We strive to develop our training offerings in response to your needs. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have suggestions for workshop topics or farm tour locations!

Great resource for market gardeners! The Market Gardener is a compendium of proven horticultural techniques and innovative growing methods.


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