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Upcoming Field Days and Workshops

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April 2, 2018 | 5:30-8:30pm | Mt. Vernon, IL
April 10, 2018 | 5:30-8:30pm | Mt. Vernon, IL

This winter brings the 3rd annual Mastering the Farmers Market Series, and this time it is coming to southern Illinois. In this two part series, Money Matters at the Farmers Market and Cultivating Customers at the Farmers Market, you will learn how to run your booth like a business and how to build your brand and create a loyal customer following. 


February 21, 2018 | 1:00-2:00pm
May 16, 2018 | 1:00-2:00pm

Tune in to this live webinar series to learn skills for organizing and interpreting your finances. Part one will cover profit & loss statements and part two will cover the basics of QuickBooks. Attendance is free, with an optional half-hour individual consultation for $25. 



We are partnering with the IDEA Farm Network to host a workshop exploring ways to improve organic grain production practices. From variety selection to weed management to fertility to harvest, we will bring in experts to discuss the issues you care about. We're still planning this exciting event, so watch for more details to come soon!


Refund policy: Registration fees for all field days and workshops are non-refundable. If a program is cancelled by The Land Connection, all fees will be refunded.


Our teaching philosophy

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.

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 honeybees 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.