Interested in Producing Local Food?

Farm Beginnings is a farmer and rancher led training and support program offered by Dakota Rural Action that provides participants an opportunity to learn first-hand about low-cost, sustainable methods of farming and offers the tools to successfully launch a farm enterprise. Classes are held every other Saturday throughout the winter followed by on-farm education and mentorship in the spring and summer. Next class starts January 2016 in Sioux Falls, SD.

The Farmer Network is a resource sharing network made up of beginning and established farmers and ranchers from South Dakota and nearby regions. The purpose of the Network is to connect people to farm-related opportunities through information sharing and on-farm experiences.

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Farm Beginnings Moves Back East

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