The Land Stewardship Project’s Farm Beginnings Program is among the most successful and well known beginning farmer training programs in the country.

Land Stewardship Project’s successful beginning farmer training program, Farm Beginnings, will be held this coming fall in both Winona and St. Joseph, Minnesota.  Classes will begin at the end of October and the registration deadline is September 1, 2010. Early registration is recommend as space is limited.  For more information and to download an application, visit

Farm Beginnings is a farmer-led initiative that provides opportunities for beginning and transitioning farmers to learn firsthand about values clarification and goal setting, whole farm planning, enterprise development and low-cost, sustainable farming methods.

Farm Beginnings provides 39 hours of in-class training through classroom sessions followed by a series of on-farm field days.  In addition, participants become part of an established Farmer Network providing access to farms and farmers in the region who are committed to working with beginning farmers.  Please contact Karen Benson at 507.523.3366 or with further questions.

To view other Farm Beginnings Programs across the Midwest, visit

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