In designing our training programs, we follow the mantra “Tell me and I forget, show me and I remember, involve me and I understand.” We strive to give our students access to learning in the classroom, in the field, and in their hands.
During our trainings, we take advantage of our greatest educational assets: the people actually doing the work. If you come to us to learn about growing large-scale organic grains, we bring in a farmer who has 2000 acres of certified organic grains. If you need to know more about legal issues for farmers, we bring in a lawyer who has dedicated her life to those issues. If you want to know how to raise your own honey bees without chemical treatments, we bring in the guy who is innovating those practices in Illinois.
And finally, we provide resources to put you in charge of your own learning. From video tutorials to printed resources to access to other training programs from around the country, we empower you to learn and grow.
If you are looking to attend a workshop, field day, webinar, conference, or other Farmer Training event, please visit our updated Farmer Training page under Events.
If you are looking to explore resources for a more self-guided learning experiences, please visit our Resources page.