Land Stewardship Project Accepting Applications for 2024-2025 Farm Beginnings Class

Beginning and prospective farmers are invited to apply to the Land Stewardship Project’s Farm Beginnings, a year-long training program that focuses on the goal setting, marketing, and financial skills needed to establish a successful farm business. The Farm Beginnings course creates a space for folks to name their vision, acquire the tools and skills needed to make it happen, and become part of a community of support to help them succeed. The course will run from November 2024 through March 2025, with some additional educational opportunities to take place later in 2025. The class will be hybrid, with the majority taking place virtually via Zoom and some in-person sessions in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, area. Applicants from Minnesota, western Wisconsin, and northern Iowa will be given priority. The application deadline is September 1, 2024, with an early-bird discount for successful applications submitted by August 1, 2024. In addition, partial scholarships are available.